Ministry of Agriculture
Minister of Agriculture Decree No. 96/Kpts/PD.620/2/2004 was issued on 3 February 2004. This was an official statement on contagious animal disease outbreaks of influenza in poultry. At the time, AI had spread to 16 provinces and 101 districts. With total deaths amounted to 8,888,790 poultry. Comprehensive actions were taken that include: biosecurity improvement, vaccination, depopulation, poultry traffic control, surveillance, public awareness, restocking, stamping out in new infected area, and monitoring, reporting, and evaluation.
Soon after that, Minister of Agriculture issued a formal announcement to all Governors and Mayors/Regents detailing what actions need to be taken at the regional level to response to AI. The announcement was made in a format of an official letter containing strategy of AI response (Surat Edaran Menteri Pertanian Kepada Gubernur dan Bupati serta Walikota Mengenai Peningkatan Pengendalian AI, 2005).
In 2012, another official announcement was made. This time was from DG of Livestock and Animal Health about the death of ducks in Central Java, Yogyakarta, and East Java due to AI (Surat Edaran dari Dirjen Peternakan dan Kesehatan Hewan Mengenai Pengendalian Penyakit AI Pada Itik).
Declaration, Framework, Action Plan
In 2004, the Ministry of Agriculture issued a Blitar Declaration to free Indonesia from AI by 2007.
During the 27th Meeting of the ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry, the Regional Framework for Control and Eradication of HPAI was approved. The framework covered 3 years plan for 8 strategic actions.
Coordination Meeting and National Evaluation on AI Eradication was held on 11-13 October 2004 in Blitar. The meeting was attended by representatives of 33 agriculture office from animal health at the provincial level, poultry association, as well as WHO.
Coordination Meeting and National Evaluation on AI Eradication was again held on 15-16 December 2004 in Bogor to refresh and evaluate progress on AI control.
All Governors Forum on 15 November 2005 in Presidential Palace to stress head of provincial roles in eradicating AI.
The Joint FAO/USDA Regional Meeting on Molecular Epidemiology of Origin and Evolution of H5N1 HPAI Virus in Asia, 9-10 September 2009.
Based on the above findings, MOA annouced National Movement TUMPAS AI (Eradicate AI) on 29 September 2005 in Pandaan, East Java. TUMPAS AI is an abbreviation from:
T- Tak Perlu Panik (No need to panic) because the virus is actually among weak virus that can be killed with heat, sun, and desinfectant.
U- Usahakan kebersihan kandang unggas (Make an effort to keep poultry cages clean) use desinfectant.
M- Mencuci tangan (wash hand) with soap and water especially after make contact with poultry and its products.
P- Proteksi (Protect) children and elderly from direct contact with poultry especially sick poultry.
A- Aman (Ensure the safety) of your food by well cooked poultry meat and poultry products.
S- Segera lapor (Immediately report) to the officers when there is sick poultry or sudden deaths of poultry.
TUMPAS AI campaign was conducted on media and off air events.
In 2005 forged partnership with South Korea, Japan, Australia, US, China, and ASEAN countries. Partnership was also forged with WHO, FAO, OIE, and GTZ.
In 2005, South Korea donated 15,000 rapid test kit.
AI Crisis Center
Established AI Crisis Center 021-78830617 or email to email@example.com.