Merauke, Jubi – Since the tidal flood hit residential and agricultural land in the Waan District, Merauke Regency, South Papua Province in mid-January 2023, vomiting and diarrhea in chi
Health & Drugs
January 31, 2023
Hreeloita Dharma S, Resinta S, Jakarta – Indonesia ranked third in the world in the number of cases of leprosy in 2021, according to the Health Ministry.
January 30, 2023
Jakarta – Indonesian police said on Monday a local trader of industrial-grade chemicals sold them as pharmaceutical-grade, leading to their use in medicated syrups that authorities susp
Wamena, Jubi – Based on the Papua Provincial Health Office data as of September 30, 2022, in the third quarter of 2022, HIV/AIDS cases were 9,189 cases in Nabire, followed by Jayapura C
January 27, 2023
Jakarta – With the national COVID-19 situation continuing to improve, Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin has said he will consult the with the World Health Organization about the possi
January 26, 2023
Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin on Thursday said the Health Ministry is constantly conducting contact tracing of a Polish national who has been declared I
Chandra Asmara – Indonesia has reduced its stunted growth prevalence to the lowest in over two decades, boosting President Joko Widodo's chances of hitting the 14% national target by th
Dio Suhenda, Jakarta – Indonesia saw 32 times more measles cases in 2022 than the year before, amid a slump in routine pediatric immunizations blamed on the COVID-19 pandemic.
Malini, Imaji Lasahido (Intern), Jakarta – The Ministry of Health has determined 12 provinces that need to be focused on accelerating the reduction of stunting in Indonesia.
January 25, 2023
Antara, Jakarta – Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin has claimed that the COVID-19 mobile contact tracing app PeduliLindungi has helped prevent more than 626,000 positive patients or c
M Julnis Firmansyah, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo highlighted a story about a mother giving her seven-month-old baby instant milk coffee in Gowa, South Sulawesi, which has r
January 20, 2023
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – Indonesia saw a surge in measles cases in 2022, as the number of new infections rose by a whopping thirty-twofold last year compared to 2021 levels.
Uji Sukma Medianti, Jakarta – The Indonesian Ministry of Health on Thursday declared measles an extraordinary occurrence status (KLB) based on the number of cases across 31 Indonesian p
January 18, 2023
Beritasatu, Jakarta – The Jakarta Metropolitan Police and the Soekarno-Hatta Airport Customs Office recently uncovered a home industry for meth-laced e-liquid in West Jakarta – sparking
January 17, 2023
Families of children who died because of tainted cough syrup demanded restitution as the Central Jakarta District Court on Tuesday started hearing their class-action lawsuit against gov
Herman, Jakarta – The government is receiving calls left and right to get tough on electronic cigarettes, also known as vapes, which many find are equally harmful as regular cigs.
January 10, 2023
Mirza Bagaskara, Jakarta – The National Police's Criminal Investigation Department (Polri Bareskrim) has named three new suspects in the case of acute kidney injury among children, the
January 9, 2023
We have a new entry in the vault of Unscientific Ramblings by an Indonesian Health Minister, and it's a doozy.
January 6, 2023
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – The government is planning to upgrade the Covid-19 tracing app PeduliLindungi into a more comprehensive citizen health app that also stores the patient's m
Amy Heppy, Jakarta – The Jakarta Transportation Agency urged the public to remain wearing masks while riding public transportation. The notion is regulated in Circular Letter No.
January 5, 2023
Heru Andriyanto & Chairul Fikri, Jakarta – Indonesia gets around 12,000 medical school graduates every year but few will have advanced medical training in a specific area while ther
January 4, 2023
Jayapura, Jubi – Head of the HIV/AIDS Section of the Papua Health Office Rindang Pribadi Marahaba said that until the end of September 2022, there were 7,941 HIV/AIDS patients in Papua
January 2, 2023
Jakarta – The COVID-19 pandemic is no longer deemed a major health crisis as on Dec.
News Desk, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Monday visited Tanah Abang Market in Central Jakarta, meeting with traders and customers in the country's biggest textile trading
Desca Lidya N, Resinta S, Jakarta – Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin stated that the PeduliLindungi application will be used as an individual health data bank and to see the populati
December 31, 2022
Zubi Mahrofi, Raka Adji, Jakarta – The number of recipients of the third dose or first booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine reached 68.51 million as of Friday, according to the COVID-19
December 30, 2022
Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Friday removed all remaining measures to control the spread of COVID-19 effective immediately, saying that most of the country's population a
Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo formally annulled the Covid-19 restrictions on Friday, nearly three years after they were imposed in the wake of the pandemic in 2020.
December 29, 2022
BTV, Jakarta – The government signaled on Wednesday that the Covid-19 pandemic is on course to become endemic, in which the disease remains frequent but is limited to certain areas.
December 27, 2022
News Desk, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has said he is optimistic that Indonesia's COVID-19 situation is under control and that it is unlikely to see a surge in infections,
M Julnis Firmansyah, Jakarta – The ban on selling out of package cigarettes (Loosie) is confirmed to be applied starting in 2023.
December 26, 2022
Fitra Ashari, Uyu Liman, Jakarta – The government is striving to ensure that hospitals in all districts and cities are able to treat stroke patients, including conducting non-surgical i
December 22, 2022
Fad, Galang Island, Riau Island – The Galang Island special infection hospital task force in Riau Islands officially ceased its operation on Wednesday, but dozens of health workers comp
December 21, 2022
Antara, Jakarta – An epidemiologist from Yogyakarta's Gadjah Mada University (UGM) Bayu Satria Wiratama agreed with President Joko Widodo or Jokowi's plan to lift the public mobility re
Herman, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Wednesday indicated that his government will lift all social restrictions related to Covid-19 that have been in place for nearly thre
December 12, 2022
Lani Diana Wijaya, Jakarta – Head of the epidemiology and immunization surveillance unit at the Jakarta Health Agency, Ngabila Salama, appealed to people with comorbidities and the elde
December 9, 2022
Amy Heppy, Jakarta – The head of the epidemiology surveillance and immunization unit at the Jakarta Health Office, Ngabila Salama, expressed the difficulty to make the public aware of t
December 5, 2022
Jakarta – Early in October President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo was upbeat, thinking the government was an inch closer to declaring the COVID-19 pandemic over.
Fikri Harish, Jakarta – After signaling earlier that he would set up a special National Health Insurance (JKN) program for the wealthy under the Health Care and Social Security Agency (
December 3, 2022
Jayapura, Jubi – Chairperson of the Papua AIDS Control Commission (KPA Papua) Anton Mote said as of September 2022 there were 50,011 HIV/AIDS cases in Papua, consisting of 20,441 HIV-po
December 2, 2022
Jakarta – Indonesia's Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin stated that the government's priority in the health sector has been shifted from the COVID-19 pandemic handling to the quality
Jakarta – A dozen families whose relatives died or were injured after consuming tainted cough syrups have sued the government and companies accused of supplying the products, according
Jakarta – A healthier Indonesia would call for the consumption of good quality drinking water and a balanced diet, according to the recent Hydranation campaign.
Fadli, Batam – Batam city in Riau Islands has seen a decrease in numbers of HIV/AIDS cases in the past few years, but same-sex partners still make up the majority of cases.
Antara, Jakarta – The life expectancy of Jakarta residents continues to increase for the past 10 years.
November 30, 2022
Antara, Jakarta – As many as 12,553 children aged 14 years and under contracted HIV in Indonesia in the period from 2010 to September 2022, according to the Ministry of Health.
November 28, 2022
Riska Munawarah and Niniek Karmini, Pidie, Indonesia – Children in school uniforms and toddlers with their parents lined up Monday for polio vaccinations in the Sigli town square on the
November 27, 2022
Antara, Jakarta – Budi Gunadi Sadikin, Health Minister, stated that the Indonesian government currently pushes the domestic health system toward disease prevention and screening rather
November 23, 2022
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – Indonesia says that the imported vaccines are insufficient to create herd immunity against the foot-and-mouth disease that suddenly returned in May.
November 22, 2022