51 UNICEF Fauzan 02072020

On 02 July 2020, nurse Rina Widyaningsih makes a home visit to check up on Sudarmini and her baby Putri, 11 months, in Sidorejo village, Central Java province, Indonesia.

The pandemic has placed significant strain on the Indonesian health system as workers and resources are diverted to support the response. Fear of contracting the virus and physical distancing are also leading some parents to defer routine immunization and other critical health interventions. In response, UNICEF is supporting authorities in Central Java, the third most populous province on the island of Java, to ensure women and children continue to have access to essential health, nutrition and immunization services as well as key information on COVID-19.