Social Innovation Stories


Together We Fight Covid-19

As the Covid-19 pandemic impacted Indonesia's healthcare infrastructure, members of national staffing federation ABADI initiated a movement to donate the much-needed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for frontline workers in various regional hospitals serving infected patients.

  • #Decent Work & Fighting Informality

  • #Working conditions

  • #Covid19

The challenge

As the Covid-19 pandemic started spreading quickly across Indonesia, frontline workers in various regional hospitals where infected patients were treated were in dire need of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).


Members of ABADI, Indonesia’s national federation for the private employment services sector, were eager to contribute to the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic and to support the government in its efforts to consolidate the healthcare equipment for its regional hospitals.

ABADI’s secretariat organized a fund-raising drive during two weeks, with daily reminders to its members and thank you notes sent for each new donation. ABADI members agreed on 3 regional hospitals and one non-profit emergency service organization to be selected as the recipients for the donation.

Key numbers


USD collected


PPEs acquired


patient gowns bought


The money collected was used by the selected recipients to buy PPEs and patient gowns and a cash donation was also made to the 3 regional hospitals and the non-profit emergency service organization.

Country/ies of implementation
  • Ambulans Gawat Darurat 118 (AGD 118)