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HIV/AIDS in Indonesia

Sector: Public Health

Date Range: 2004

Location(s): Jakarta, Indonesia

Organization: Indonesian Department of Welfare, Family Health International (FHI), Srikandi Waria Organization

In January 2004 The PD approach was applied in a five day workshop held to promote HIV/AIDS risk reduction among the transvestite (Waria) sex workers community in Jakarta, Indonesia. The meeting included Waria and other influential community members and identified positive deviants and their practices. Participants reported, “I learned new methods and terminology, and that ‘ knowledge’ cannot change behavior. This is new.”

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PD Hearth Project in Indonesia


Sector: Nutrition

Location(s): Indonesia

Organization: USAID

From 2003 – 2008, USAID funded five international NGOs, (CARE, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Mercy Corps (MC), Save the Children US (SC), and World Vision International (WVI)), to implement Positive Deviance in Indonesia as part of food security programs. Together, the five NGOs reached 9,997 children across the country. Of this number, 59.6% gained 200g between admission into the program (Day 1) and graduation from the program (Day 10). Of 4,847 participants who were weighed again at the end of the month, 45% had gained the recommended 400g. Results differed slightly (but not significantly) between implementers; however, they differed dramatically between different communities.

For the full report, click here.