Locals in N. Sumatra’s Samosir Regency want to banish 3 HIV-positive orphans over fear of transmission to their children
In Indonesia, there’s still a huge stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS due to a lack of public education about the disease, to the point that people’s ignorant fears can lead to sufferers being persecuted — even children.
Indonesia has some of the most lax regulations in the world regarding tobacco advertising, with images of cigarettes and cigarette logos popping up practically everywhere,...
The government’s much-delayed measles-rubella (MR) vaccine drive now has the full backing of provincial administrations throughout the country.
Where was Ma'ruf Amin before the MR vaccine controversy?
Jokowi signs presidential regulation that will use cigarette taxes to cover national health insurance deficit
A great use of this money (but then again, if far fewer Indonesians smoked cigarettes maybe the health insurance system wouldn't have such a huge deficit...)
Despite threat of outbreak, Aceh Governor delaying MR vaccine drive until local ulema council issues fatwa
Apparently even MUI's fatwa that the vaccine was acceptable, given the dire medical situation now facing the country, isn't enough for Aceh.
Health workers offering measles-rubella vaccine threatened with machetes by parents in some parts of Indonesia
While we want to condemn the actions of these parents, they are only acting out of ignorance and fear. And whose fault is that?
Only 7% of measles-rubella vaccine target reached in Aceh due to haram concerns, doctors warn of ‘MR tsunami’
Considering that babies born to women who get measles during their pregnancy can be born with devastating congenital birth defects, this should be of concern to all Indonesians.
A 68-year-old man identified by his initials BR from Pekalongan, Central Java has been charged with criminal negligence for botching the circumcision of a young boy — which he...