Dr. Andrew Mohanraj talking to Kandi about mental health support for her son Abdul Rani outside her house.
  • 38m People with disability [1]
  • 1.17m People who are blind [2]
  • 11% People live in poverty [3]

Indonesia is a diverse country of more than 300 ethnic groups, with the world's largest Muslim population and the biggest economy in Southeast Asia.

Poverty rates in the country of 257 million people have halved since 1999, and greater efforts have been made to improve basic public services.

However, the quality of health care varies hugely and access is a persistent problem for poor communities and the millions in Indonesia living with disabilities.

CBM has been working with partners in Indonesia since 1978, preventing blindness, improving health and helping people with disabilities go to school, earn a living, access health care/rehabilitation and secure respect in their communities.

  • [1] 15% of population - WHO estimate that 15% of the world’s population live with some form of disability.
  • [2] IAPB, Vision Atlas.
  • [3] World Bank.


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