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July 16, 2024

Jakarta Globe - July 16, 2024

Alfida Rizky Febrianna, Jakarta – Cutting down the distribution process of medicines can be the shortcut to help cool down the soaring prices of pharmaceutical drugs, according to the I

July 15, 2024

Jakarta Globe - July 15, 2024

Alfida Rizky Febrianna, Jakarta – The Indonesian Medical Association (IDI) recently blamed the high drug prices on the country's high reliance on imported pharmaceutical raw materials.

Jakarta Globe - July 15, 2024

Hendro D Situmorang, Jakarta – A pharmacists' advocacy group has pinpointed corruption and gratuity payments by certain doctors as key factors driving up medication costs in Indonesia.

July 12, 2024

Jakarta Post Editorial - July 12, 2024

Jakarta – Over the past two weeks, we have heard the bad news of the sudden dismissal of a medical school dean in Surabaya, East Java.

July 10, 2024

Tempo - July 10, 2024

Jakarta – Early today, approximately 100 Satpol PP (municipal police) personnel, supported by dozens of police and military officers, conducted an eviction at the PKBI (Perkumpulan Kelu

July 5, 2024

Independent Australia - July 5, 2024

Duncan Graham – Indonesian politicians are getting in a righteous tizzy over child protection. Their target is online pornography and gambling, and their condemnation is absolute.

July 4, 2024

Tempo - July 4, 2024

Antara, Jakarta – The government's plan to address the shortage of medical professionals by bringing in foreign doctors has ignited controversy.

July 2, 2024

Jakarta Globe - July 2, 2024

Bella Evanglista, Jakarta – Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin met with President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to address concerns over drug and medical equipment prices in Indonesia, which ar

June 20, 2024

Tempo - June 20, 2024

Daniel A. Fajri, Jakarta – President Joko Widodo or Jokowi gathered cabinet ministers at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta on Thursday, June 20 to discuss Kratom plants.

June 18, 2024

June 13, 2024

Jakarta Globe - June 13, 2024

Jakarta – Health security agency BPJS Kesehatan continues to promote preventive promotional measures through health screening.

Tempo - June 13, 2024

Antara, Jakarta – The Indonesian Ministry of Health (MoH) has highlighted findings that 65 percent of school-age children in Indonesia do not eat breakfast.

June 10, 2024

Channel News Asia - June 10, 2024

Jakarta – Indonesia plans to run clinical trials of several vaccines to fight surging cases of tuberculosis (TB) this year, with concerns the disease might affect economic growth, minis

June 7, 2024

Tempo - June 7, 2024

Ni Kadek Trisna Cintya Dewi, Jakarta – The African Swine Fever (ASF) virus has been detected in pigs in Indonesia.

June 6, 2024

Jakarta Globe - June 6, 2024

Antara, Jakarta – The Jakarta Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) has clarified that a Rp 50 million ($3,000) fine will be imposed on residents if larvae of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the

Jakarta Globe - June 6, 2024

Stefani Wijaya, Jakarta – As many as 2,316 hospitals, accounting for approximately 79.05 percent of the total hospitals in Indonesia, are prepared to implement the upcoming Standard Inp

Red Ant - June 6, 2024

Max Lane – Last week, while in Dili, I had the opportunity for a chat over coffee with the Cuban Ambassador to Timor Leste, Alina Aldama.

May 30, 2024

Jakarta Globe - May 30, 2024

Jakarta – Chief Economic Affairs Minister Airlangga Hartarto recently approved the proposal to establish the Batam International Health Tourism Special Economic Zone (SEZ).

May 29, 2024

Jakarta Globe - May 29, 2024

Antara, Jakarta – The prevalence of smoking among 10-18-year-olds in Indonesia has decreased to 7.4 percent in 2023, according to the Indonesian Health Survey (SKI) 2023, down from 9.1

May 28, 2024

Jakarta Globe - May 28, 2024

Antara, Jakarta – Hanny Nilasari, the General Secretary of the Indonesian Association of Dermatologists and Venereologists (Perdoski), highlighted the high demand for skincare products

May 26, 2024

May 24, 2024

Tempo - May 24, 2024

Antara, Jakarta – The Indonesian Health Ministry recorded a decline in the prevalence of hypertension, or high blood pressure, in the country by 2023.

May 22, 2024

Jakarta Post Editorial - May 22, 2024

Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on May 8 signed a presidential regulation (Perpres) that aims to revamp the national health security system to promote equality, only to confron

May 21, 2024

New Mandala - May 21, 2024

Marina Welker – When I walked my seven-year-old twins to their school in the East Java city of Malang, we sometimes made a game of counting the cigarette ads we passed during our ten-mi

May 18, 2024

Jakarta Globe - May 18, 2024

Hendro Dahlan Situmorang, Jakarta – The CEO of BPJS Kesehatan, Ali Ghufron Mukti, has indicated the possibility of raising participant premiums for the national health insurance scheme.

May 13, 2024

Jakarta Post - May 13, 2024

Jakarta – After a years-long evaluation, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has decided to consolidate the classification of National Health Insurance (JKN) services in an effort to avoid d

May 7, 2024

Tempo - May 7, 2024

Mitra Tarigan, Jakarta – The World Health Organization (WHO) Indonesia conducted a study on the trans fat content in Indonesian foods and found that almost 10 percent of them have trans

May 3, 2024

Antara News - May 3, 2024

Jakarta – The Indonesian government has replaced imported COVID-19 vaccines with domestically produced ones that have lower chances of side effects, according to Health Minister Budi Gu

May 2, 2024

Tempo - May 2, 2024

Irsyan Hasyim, Jakarta – Principal Expert Researcher at the Center for Public Health and Nutrition Research at the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) Ristrini said that Indo

April 26, 2024

Tempo - April 26, 2024

Myesha Fatina Rachman, Friski Riana and Novali Panji Nugroho, Jakarta – Many Indonesian citizens seek medical care abroad, including Singapore.

Jakarta Globe - April 26, 2024

Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – Swedish businesses need to consider investing in the Indonesian healthcare sector, as people's spending to stay healthy is expected to grow over the years,

April 24, 2024

Jakarta Post Editorial - April 24, 2024

Jakarta – Look to your left and right and perhaps you will find one or a few, of your friends recently bedridden or hospitalized with dengue fever.

April 18, 2024

Tempo - April 18, 2024

Hendrik Yaputra, Jakarta – Deputy Chair of Commission IX of the House of Representatives (DPR), Kurniasih Mufidayati, highlighted the case of the dismissal of 249 non-civil servants hea

April 6, 2024

Tempo - April 6, 2024

Alif Ilham Fajriadi, Jakarta – The incidence of Singapore flu in Indonesia, as of March 2024, stands at a staggering 5,461 cases, according to the Health Ministry.

April 5, 2024

April 4, 2024

Jakarta Post - April 4, 2024

Jakarta – The Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (BPOM) has found samples of takjil (light snack to break fast in Ramadan) sold in several markets in Jakarta containing harmful substances

March 31, 2024

March 28, 2024

March 22, 2024

Vietnam Plus - March 22, 2024

Jakarta (VNA) – The number of dengue cases in Indonesia doubled in March compared to the corresponding period in 2023, said the Health Ministry.

March 20, 2024

Tabloid JUBI - March 20, 2024

Merauke, Papua – The AIDS commission (KPA) noted that from January to March 2024, there were 16 cases of HIV-AIDS in Merauke Regency, South Papua. Three of them resulted in fatalities.

March 13, 2024

Jakarta Globe - March 13, 2024

Didik Setia Budi, Bangkalan – A distressing incident unfolded in Panpajung Village, Modung District, Bangkalan Regency, East Java.

March 7, 2024

Tempo - March 7, 2024

Antara, Jakarta – The Indonesian Health Ministry drew attention to the fact that around one million Indonesians were still infected with various neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).

March 5, 2024

Jakarta Post - March 5, 2024

Radhiyya Indra, Jakarta – Health agencies in some regions have been recording an increase in cases of dengue fever and deaths caused by it in the past month, and are warning residents t

February 19, 2024

Jakarta Globe - February 19, 2024

Mita Amalia Hapsari, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo officially inaugurated 26 military-owned hospitals across Indonesia on Monday.

February 18, 2024

Jakarta Globe - February 18, 2024

Agnes Valentina Christa, Jakarta – Indonesia's Oncology Association revealed on Sunday that the country recorded 242,988 cancer-related deaths in 2022.

February 17, 2024

Tempo - February 17, 2024

Antara, Jakarta – The Indonesian Health Ministry continues to complete health service facilities and early detection for cancer to be accessible at every community health service or pus

February 11, 2024

Tempo - February 11, 2024

Antara, Jakarta – Indonesian Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin is pushing for expediting the provision of the latest Tuberculosis (TB) vaccine through the 37th Stop TB Partnership (ST

February 6, 2024

Tempo - February 6, 2024

Antara, Jakarta – Acting Deputy of Medicine and Narcotics Control of BPOM (The Indonesian Food and Drug Authority) Rita Endang estimated that by 2050, 10 million deaths each year are po