The tourism sector is a significant driver of Indonesia’s economic growth – so important that the country has been trying to open the doors to international tourists in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Australia-Indonesia Centre and the government of South Sulawesi have further progressed their partnership by agreeing to establish a joint working group which puts a focus on the areas of health and wellbeing, and the local economy.
This report explores the impact of COVID-19 by focusing on a place considered to be Indonesia’s cultural hub, a place where tradition, modernity, arts and history overlap.
An effective response to a global crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic is dependent on health departments and governments having access to information that is up to date and collated through a central system.
While COVID-19 has overwhelmed the best healthcare systems in developed nations, resource-limited hospitals in countries such as Indonesia faced even greater, unprecedented challenges. The problems with a fragmented supply chain, information gaps and lack of transparency became increasingly obvious as health facilities struggled to obtain the medical supplies required.