Jakarta – The government plans to provide subsidies for the third class service of national health insurance (JKN) following widespread criticism the recently announced premium hikes w
Health & Education
November 8, 2019
Jakarta (Antara) – Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo has deemed it 'haram' for seven state-run hospitals in his province to reject patients who seek medical care.
November 7, 2019
Ivany Atina Arbi, Jakarta – Schools are supposed to be the safest places for children after their own homes, but this was not the case for 8-year-old Irza Almira, who died on Tuesday m
November 5, 2019
Aman Rochman, Pasuruan. East Java – A girl and a teacher died while 14 others were injured when the roof of their school in Pasuruan, East Java, collapsed on Tuesday morning.
Primus Dorimulu, Jakarta – Newly-appointed Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto says he welcomes a greater role from the private sector in providing healthcare, given that most hospit
November 4, 2019
A story about a girl's sexual naivete prompted a discussion about the importance of sex education in Indonesia recently, because apparently she didn't know what semen was.
October 30, 2019
Anselmus Bata & Dina Manafe, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has issued a regulation that will double the premiums most Indonesian pay for the national health insurance sc
Jakarta – Indonesia's state health insurer will raise regular customers' premiums starting 2020 to patch up deficits and the government will chip in to cover this year's $2.3 billion e
October 28, 2019
Taufiq Siddiq, Yusuf Manurung, Jakarta – An environment watchdog Nexus3 Foundation revealed many children's equipment in 32 playgrounds across Jakarta contained a high concentrate of l
Celestina Soares – The General Director of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, Antoninho Pires said the Ministry has a mechanism to facilitate female students who fall pregnant
October 25, 2019
Diana Mariska, Jakarta – Low learning outcomes have been a scourge on Indonesia's education system and may undermine the country's future competitiveness, researchers warned.
October 16, 2019
Muh. Syaifullah, Yogyakarta – A total of 400 Indonesianists from 43 countries attend the World Indonesianist Congress held in Yogyakarta State University (UNY), on October 14-15.
October 10, 2019
Jakarta – The Health Care and Social Security Agency (BPJS Kesehatan) has taken down a Facebook post featuring a photo of Joker, a character in a movie with the same name who is pushed
October 9, 2019
Paulina Quintao – The Acting Minister of Health and current Vice Minister for Development and Health Strategic Issues, Bonifacio Maucoli dos Reis said according to ministry's data, man
Jakarta (Bisnis) – Ombudsman assesses that the government must be careful when imposing sanctions for participants of the Health Care and Social Security Agency (BPJS Kesehatan) in pay
October 7, 2019
Dina Manafe, Jakarta – A whopping 82 percent of Indonesian households lead an unhealthy lifestyle, a huge factor in the swelling deficit of the country's national health insurance sche
October 4, 2019
October 3, 2019
Jakarta (Antara) – A number of residents, who are being evacuated from Jayawijaya, Papua due to Wamena riot, are starting to suffer from diarrhea and skin disease at the refugee camps.
September 30, 2019
Paris – East Timor is imposing restrictions on the movement of livestock to contain African Swine flu, its agriculture ministry said on Monday after reporting multiple outbreaks to the
September 29, 2019
Frank Fang, Taipei, Taiwan – Health authorities in Taiwan are warning travelers not to bring any meat products from East Timor, after the Southeast Asian nation confirmed an outbreak o
September 27, 2019
Suryadi, Pekanbaru, Indonesia - September 16 was a happy day for Evan Zendrato and Lasma Yani Zega. The young couple gave birth to a boy weighing 2.8 kilograms (6.1 pounds).
September 24, 2019
Indonesian forest fires are putting nearly 10 million children at risk from air pollution, the United Nations warned Tuesday, as scientists said the blazes were releasing vast amounts
September 20, 2019
Caesar Akbar, Jakarta – Indonesia Consumers Foundation (YLKI) head Tulus Abadi opined the government is not seriously controlling the consumption of cigarettes so far.
September 19, 2019
Andita Rahma, Jakarta – Humanitarian Senior Advocacy Manager of Save the Children Indonesia, Rinsan Lumban Tobing, said the future of the children who are exposed to haze from the fore
September 17, 2019
Hipolitus Yolisandry Ringgi Wangge, Jakarta – Massive demonstrations and riots in Papua are not the only pressing issues in Papua.