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CSIS Report Examines Indonesia’s Role In Global Health Diplomacy

A new report (.pdf) from the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), titled “Indonesia Steps Up Global Health Diplomacy,” describes recent steps by some of the country’s leaders to more formally engage in international health activities, according to the report homepage. The report summary states, “The country’s health minister has become chair of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. The president is co-chairing a high-level panel advising the U.N. secretary general on the global development agenda beyond 2015. And in September, Indonesia will host a conference of Asia-Pacific finance and health ministers to discuss ideas for funding universal health coverage in the region” (Hiebert, 7/3).