Nivell Rayda, Surabaya, Indonesia – IT engineer Audrey Maximilian Herli was studying at one of Indonesia's top universities in Surabaya in 2015 when he discovered that a close female fr
Health & Drugs
September 22, 2023
September 19, 2023
Adi Warsono, Jakarta – Nur Hidayati, a resident of Bulak Perwira, North Bekasi allegedly contracted skin disease after using PAM (Water Utility Company) water provided by regional publi
September 10, 2023
Kornelius Purba, Jakarta – The specter of the New Order's state-sponsored women's organization Dharma Wanita came to my mind when I recently attended a routine gathering of a group of y
September 9, 2023
Melissa Meehan – Indonesia has lifted its suspension of Australian live export cattle, declaring it safe from lumpy skin disease.
August 31, 2023
A provincial government in West Papua has launched a campaign to promote fish consumption among school students to help overcome the condition, which is generally caused by poor nutriti
August 29, 2023
Jakarta – Minister of Health Budi Gunadi Sadikin appealed to the public to use masks to prevent respiratory diseases caused by air pollution.
August 25, 2023
M Julnis Firmansyah, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo responded to suggestions to dissolve the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).
Antara, Jakarta – Agus Dwi Susanto, Professor of Pulmonology and Respiratory Medicine at the University of Indonesia's (FKUI) Faculty of Medicine, disclosed that air pollution is among
August 22, 2023
Ade Ridwan Yandwiputra, Jakarta – The government of Indonesia has stopped the special funding for Covid-19 patients in accordance with Health Minister Regulation No.
August 15, 2023
July 31, 2023
Linda Yulisman, Jakarta – Indonesia's healthcare reforms are set to attract foreign doctors to practise in the country, but patients say they will continue seeking treatment abroad unle
July 28, 2023
Merauke, Jubi – From January to June 2023, Merauke Regency in South Papua Province identified 60 new cases of HIV/AIDS.
July 26, 2023
Theresia Sufa, Bogor, West Java – Bogor city administration has expanded the campaign against open defecation to a total of 21 subdistricts.
July 22, 2023
July 20, 2023
Septia Ryanthie, Solo – The United Arab Emirates (UAE) government planned to build a cardiology hospital in Solo, Central Java.
July 13, 2023
Riri Rahayu, Jakarta – Public policy expert from UPN Veteran Jakarta, Achmad Nur Hidayat, assessed that the approval of the Health Bill into a Law is not beneficial for the national hea
Mathias Hariyadi, Jakarta – The Indonesian House of Parliament approved the new health law on Tuesday 11 July, despite massive street demonstrations by several health workers in front o
July 12, 2023
Jakarta – There are many reasons to disagree with the omnibus bill on health currently being debated in the House of Representatives.
Tika Ayu, Jakarta – The ratification of the health bill into law by the House of Representatives (DPR) at the Plenary Meeting on Tuesday, July 11, 2023, was followed by rejection and th
Ichsan Ali, Jakarta – Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin recently said that the new health law did not mean easy entry for foreign doctors as they still had to meet certain requirement
July 11, 2023
A Chinese naval hospital ship is to call at Timor-Leste as part of a humanitarian mission in the Pacific.
July 10, 2023
Tenggara Strategics, Jakarta – The passage of the omnibus health bill into law appears set to take place this month, notwithstanding a recent delay in the House of Representatives plena
July 7, 2023
Pribadi Wicaksono, Jakarta – The Government of the Special Region of Yogyakarta (DIY) is preparing thousands of doses of livestock vaccinations to curb the spread of anthrax in Gunungki
July 6, 2023
Nicola Smith – Three people have died after an anthrax outbreak in Indonesia that reportedly infected more than 90 people who consumed contaminated meat.
Wamena, Jubi – The Jayawijaya branch of the Indonesian Midwives Association (IBI) is facing a challenge as they have only 150 midwives available to serve the population of 328 villages
July 1, 2023
Linda Yulisman, Jakarta – Health experts and rights groups have criticised a new draft law in Indonesia, saying it puts citizens' health data at risk.
June 28, 2023
Dio Suhenda, Jakarta – The government has announced plans to launch a National Health Survey (SKI) in August, an opportunity to measure the state of the nation's health and nutrition, a
June 26, 2023
Jakarta – Indonesia's police are conducting preliminary inquiries into whether any actions by officials at the country's drug regulator could amount to criminal wrongdoing, as they expa
June 22, 2023
Dio Suhenda, Jakarta – The Indonesian Medical Association (IDI) and allied groups have threatened to strike if lawmakers pass the omnibus health bill into law, a sweeping piece of legis
Tika Ayu, Jakarta – The Covid-19 handling task force spokesperson Wiku Adisasmito on Thursday explained that the treatment costs for coronavirus patients and the cost of vaccinations wi
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – The government Thursday announced that Covid-19 vaccines are still free, thus encouraging people to use this chance to get their jabs.
June 21, 2023
Eva Fitriani, Jakarta – The health bill being discussed by the House of Representatives is partly at recovering foreign exchange losses as many Indonesians have opted to get medical tre
Dio Suhenda, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo declared an end to the national emergency status of the COVID-19 pandemic on Wednesday, as the country now looks forward to further
Ahmad Fikri, Bandung – The consolidated earnings logged by state-owned pharmaceutical holding firm Bio Farma nosedived to Rp21.54 trillion in 2022, which is a 50.4 percent drop compared
June 20, 2023
Yustinus Paat, Jakarta – The House of Representatives is set to pass the health bill into law despite opposition from organizations such as the Indonesian Medical Association (IDI).
June 18, 2023
Nivell Rayda, Cianjur, Indonesia – They are seen as wasteful trash by many, but for some residents of a small city in the Indonesian province of West Java, empty plastic bottles are vie
June 15, 2023
Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo officially inaugurated Tzu Chi Hospital in the prestigious Pantai Indah Kapuk area of North Jakarta on Wednesday.
June 14, 2023
Mohamad Said, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said on Wednesday his government will soon declare Covid-19 as an endemic, thus ending the pandemic status which has haunted the c
M Julnis Firmansyah, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has once again called for Indonesians to avert seeking health treatments overseas in a public forum.
Dio Suhenda, Jakarta – With average temperatures expected to rise with the return of the El Nino climate pattern to Indonesia, the Health Ministry has warned about a rising threa
June 13, 2023
Antara, Jakarta – The Indonesian Ministry of Health advised everyone to be aware of the impact of El Nino.
Singgih Wiryono, Jakarta – Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) Chairperson Muhammad Isnur says that the drafting of the Draft Law on Healthcare (RUU Kesehatan) is almost the same as
June 12, 2023
In case you missed it, Indonesia on Friday all but lifted requirements to wear masks in public, marking an official end to a mandate that had been in place since the onset of the COVID-
June 6, 2023
Dio Suhenda, Jakarta – The government has issued a warning against the danger of rabies infection in humans, which has killed nearly a dozen people this year amid an uptick in the numbe
Tika Ayu, Jakarta – Five representatives of health professional organizations held a hearing with the House of Representatives (DPR) regarding the demand for rejection of the deliberati
June 5, 2023
Jakarta – Hundreds of Indonesian doctors and nurses on Monday urged lawmakers to halt discussions on proposed revisions to healthcare laws that they said would dilute protections for me
A Christian-majority province in Indonesia is struggling to prevent a rabies outbreak from spreading, raising alarm in the neighboring Catholic-majority country of Timor-Leste.
Jakarta – Hundreds of doctors and nurses on Monday urged lawmakers to halt discussions on proposed revisions to healthcare laws that they said would dilute protections for medical pract