About Yayasan Bali Peduli

Yayasan Bali Peduli – Vision & Mission

Vision:  To eliminate barriers to care to prevent the spread of HIV on Bali, and reduce stigma around HIV.

Mission: To provide friendly, confidential, and early HIV/STI tests and treatment to save lives; To provide outreach/education to reduce stigma around HIV; To promote positive & responsible sexual behaviour;  To provide counselling and support to People Living with HIV (PLWH).

BALI PEDULI was formed in 2011 by a group of concerned Bali residents under the guidance of Dr. Steve Wignall,  an HIV physician and clinical researcher who served as national policy Advisor for HIV policy to the Indonesian National AIDS Commission and senior medical advisor to the Clinton Foundation’s efforts to increase access to treatment for HIV+ people in Papua Province. Yayasan Bali Peduli received its final legal status as a charity foundation from the government of Indonesia in 2013. BALI PEDULI programs include CLINICAL SERVICES, HIV OUTREACH/SUPPORT, POSITIVE LIVING, HIV EDUCATION.

At the PAUL LATOURELL HOUSE  in Denpasar BALI PEDULI provides HIV services primarily to the key population in the Kuta, Seminyak and Denpasar areas. In Ubud KLINIK ANGGREK at Puskesmas II Ubud Sayan provides HIV/STI testing and treatment for the Gianyar regency and has a special focus on pregnant women, women and children, female sex workers, MSM, and IV drug users.

Outreach workers serve as buddies to provide support to people living with HIV (PLWH) who need assistance adjusting to medications or needing linkages to support services. The Positive Living program provides support to HIV+ women with children, HIV+ children who have been orphaned by parents deceased due to HIV.

The HIV Education program does presentations in banjars, community groups, schools and youth groups.

BALI PEDULI has been funded to date by generous private contributions, and grants from AusAID, New Zealand Embassy Fund (HEF), Irish Aid, AmFar (NYC), La Lucciola, The Elizabeth Taylor Foundation for AIDS, Mel Wolf Foundation (US), Positive Action Viiv Healthcare, Mercury Phoenix Trust, Rotary Bali Ubud Sunset, MPACT and cash/in-kind lab equipment and supplies from Alere Corporation, MedQuest & Villa Beji Indah. The Ministry of Health of Indonesia provides free anti-retroviral drugs, drugs for treating sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and test kits and reagents for HIV and Hepatitis to Bali Peduli.