KOMNAS FBPI (National Committee for AI Control and Pandemic Influenza Preparedness)

On 13 March 2006, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono issued a decree that formally launched Komnas FBPI, a ministerial-level committee, headed by the Coordinating Minister for People's Welfare Aburizal Bakrie. The committee consists of 14 members, including all Ministers directly involved in combating the H5N1 virus, the Chief Commander of the lndonesian National Army, the Head of the lndonesian Police, and the Chairman of the lndonesian Red Cross. Bayu Krisnamurthi was to serve as Secretary and Chief Executive of Komnas FBPI and tasked to manage its day-to-day operations, while Dr. Emil Augustiono and Tri Satya Putri Naipopos, a senior veterinarian, would serve as deputies. Komnas FBPI was to be advised by a panel of experts and also consult with the key animal and human health professional associations in lndonesia. The committee's day-to-day works would be undertaken by a secretariat established near the Coordinating Minister for People's Welfare's office. More than a dozen full time staff, including some snior retired officials who still maintain strong ties in their respective ministries, backed the secretariat. One of the main functions of the secretariat is to facilitate the flow of information between government agencies and to distribute the latest information and data to the publlc and news outlets through its media and information center.


From the left, Bayu Krisnamurthi, Chief Executive of Komnas FBPI walking with Aburizal Bakrie, Coordinating Minister for People's Welfare.

(Source: Komnas FBPI  "Building a Plane while Flying It")