US ambassador helps launch "emas" child program in W Java

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - US Ambassador Scot Marciel spent April 18 visiting Bandung, West Java, where he launched a child health program, according to the US Embassy on its website here on Wednesday.

The ambassador began a full day of activities in Bandung at the launch of the USAID "Expanding Maternal and Neonatal Survival" (EMAS) program in West Java.

The US Government has given $55 million for the 5-year EMAS program, which will improve the quality of care for mothers and newborns at hospitals and health centers.

After attending the launch event and signing ceremony, along with the West Java Governor and Ministry of Health Director General, the ambassador visited the Bandung District Court to observe part of the $19 million USAID "C4J" program, which helps build transparency and accountability in the court systems in three Indonesian cities.

The ambassador finished his day in Bandung meeting with alumni of US Government study programs in America and visiting the Indonesian military's Command and Staff College.