Educators seek to expand conversation on opportunities for people with autism at global summit in Bali

Leaders in the autism education community from around the world are set to gather in Bali next week for the Global Autism Project’s inaugural Global Summit.

Health

New hyperbaric and diving medicine center in Gianyar regency offers new option for treatment of diving-related illnesses in Bali

New hyperbaric and diving medicine center in Gianyar regency offers new option for treatment of diving-related illnesses in Bali

For years now, divers with diving-related illnesses, such as decompression sickness, have had failry limited option for treatment in Bali. Opened just last week, the new...

Latest public health index indicates Balinese have longer life expectancies than other Indonesians: health minister

Latest public health index indicates Balinese have longer life expectancies than other Indonesians: health minister

Balinese people may live longer on average compared to people from other regions in Indonesia, the country’s health minister said earlier this week.

Concern for rabies prompt officials to warn Gianyar residents to stop taking in stray dogs

Concern for rabies prompt officials to warn Gianyar residents to stop taking in stray dogs

The rising dog population in Bali’s Gianyar regency has led officials to caution local residents against taking in stray dogs as part of an effort to prevent the spread of...

3 Klungkung regency residents bitten by rabies-infected dog, local animal health agency says it’s working to curb spread of disease

3 Klungkung regency residents bitten by rabies-infected dog, local animal health agency says it’s working to curb spread of disease

Three local residents at a village in Klungkung regency were bitten by a rabies-infected dog, prompting the local animal health agency to carry out efforts to curb the issue.

Bali man believed to have died from rabies, first such death on the island in three years

Bali man believed to have died from rabies, first such death on the island in three years

A 22-year-old Balinese man is believed to have died from rabies after he was bitten by a dog around three months ago in Klungkung regency.

Mother attempts to give birth in an open field in Bali, police say poverty may have been a factor

Mother attempts to give birth in an open field in Bali, police say poverty may have been a factor

A woman is in intensive care after attempting to give birth in an open field in Mengwitani, Badung. Accompanied by her 4-year-old son throughout the ordeal. The police say that...

Indonesia observes World Malaria Day in Bali, highlights 5 provinces that have yet to eradicate the disease

Indonesia observes World Malaria Day in Bali, highlights 5 provinces that have yet to eradicate the disease

The fight to fully eradicate malaria in Indonesia is still ongoing, with five provinces in the country yet to achieve malaria-free status.

Largest cancer center in Bali being built in Sanur, set to open in 2020

Largest cancer center in Bali being built in Sanur, set to open in 2020

A new cancer center is set to open in the near future in Bali, aimed at alleviating the burden on the island’s one currently-operating cancer treatment and providing more...

Bali governor wants to get rid of ‘two children is enough’ family planning campaign

Bali governor wants to get rid of ‘two children is enough’ family planning campaign

The family planning campaign “dua anak cukup” (translating to “two children is enough”) is outdated and is a source of underpopulation, says Bali Governor Wayan Koster....


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Coconuts Bali Health

The health section of Coconuts Bali covers a range of stories, many of them stemming from mosquito-borne diseases—developments within the ‘hottest’ tropical diseases (e.g. dengue, zika virus) on the island. Bali has invited the public to take up with the “War on Mosquitoes,” no joke. Those nasty little biters are responsible for so much sickness and suffering on this island. Though all disease carriers in Bali are not as deplorable as mosquitoes. The island is also struggling with rabies, which is most frequently transmitted from dog bites. And every now and then, the health section gets updated with stories on Bali’s questionable food and drug regulations, like a handful of harmful chemicals being found in cosmetics or street food, for example.