10 suspected of being poisoned after drinking ‘male vitality’ coffee in W. Java

They wanted to last longer in bed and ended up having to spend 2-3 days in a hospital bed.

Health

Indonesia’s toxic haze affecting Borneo’s orangutans – rescuers

Indonesia’s toxic haze affecting Borneo’s orangutans – rescuers

Massive forest fires in Indonesia that have caused a toxic haze to spread as far as Singapore and peninsular Malaysia are also seriously affecting endangered orangutans and their...

Indonesia ‘doing everything’ to put out forest fires: President Joko Widodo

Indonesia ‘doing everything’ to put out forest fires: President Joko Widodo

Indonesia is battling forest fires causing toxic haze across southeast Asia with aircraft, artificial rain and even prayer, President Joko Widodo said during a visit to a hard-hit...

Viral: Parents in Indonesia give their baby 5 cups of coffee a day because they say they can’t afford milk

Viral: Parents in Indonesia give their baby 5 cups of coffee a day because they say they can’t afford milk

Milk is considered essential to the health and nutrition of infants, but for those living in poverty in Indonesia, it can seem an unattainable luxury, as highlighted by a story...

4-month-old baby dies in Indonesia, officials say respiratory infection from forest fire haze likely cause

4-month-old baby dies in Indonesia, officials say respiratory infection from forest fire haze likely cause

A four-month-old infant reportedly died in the city of Palembang, South Sumatra yesterday, with the suspected cause of her death being haze from forest fires that have choked the...

Hundreds of schools shut as Indonesia forest-fire haze blankets SE Asia

Hundreds of schools shut as Indonesia forest-fire haze blankets SE Asia

Huge fires are raging across vast swathes of Indonesia's rainforests -- some of the world's biggest -- with toxic smog shutting hundreds of schools across Southeast Asia,...

Government to raise tobacco excise tax by at least 10% in 2020

Government to raise tobacco excise tax by at least 10% in 2020

Indonesia’s notoriously low cigarette prices may soon be on the rise as the government is set to significantly increase the tobacco excise tax next year.

E-cigarettes threaten existence of Indonesia’s tobacco farmers says head of tobacco farmers association

E-cigarettes threaten existence of Indonesia’s tobacco farmers says head of tobacco farmers association

According to the head of the West Java chapter of the Indonesian Tobacco Farmers Association, "Millennial cigarettes, or what we call e-cigarettes, threaten the sustainability of...

Indonesian high schoolers win international award for curing cancer in rat using rare native plant bajakah 

Indonesian high schoolers win international award for curing cancer in rat using rare native plant bajakah 

Two Indonesian high school students have been in the national spotlight recently for winning an international award for innovation for using a rare native plant to cure cancer in...

Survey finds 60% of Jakarta malls and 93% of traditional markets violate anti-smoking regulations

Survey finds 60% of Jakarta malls and 93% of traditional markets violate anti-smoking regulations

The surveyors said many shopping center tenants were stubborn about violating the indoor smoking ban, with one tenant telling them, "Rules are made to be broken".


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Coconuts Jakarta Health

It’s been said that health is a privilege for the wealthy in Jakarta - and there’s certainly some truth in that. The fact of the matter is, the capital’s lower income citizens simply cannot afford medical treatment that’s provided at Jakarta’s top hospitals and medical facilities. Sadly, this has led to many citizens not being able to receive the medical care they desperately need. There has been many occasions in Jakarta - and indeed around Indonesia - when the poor were turned away from hospitals because they don’t have money or their medical plan can’t sufficiently cover their bills. There have been cases where people were simply left to die in Jakarta because of this.