Indonesian students fight back against tobacco industry with #TolakJadiTarget (Refuse To Be a Target) campaign

The effects of Indonesia’s deadly relationship with smoking has been well documented, with around 674 percent of all men over 15 in Indonesia being tobacco users (the highest rate in the world) and tobacco-related diseases killing at least 200,000 Indonesians per year The government has shown little willingness to combat the country’s smoking epidemic, failing to pass national laws banning tobacco advertising...

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Yogyakarta finally passes tougher non-smoking area regulation with Rp 7.5 million fines

Indonesia still has some of the weakest tobacco regulations in the world (leading to over 200,000 tobacco-related death each year), but the government is slowly implementing more...

Yogyakarta finally passes tougher non-smoking area regulation with Rp 7.5 million fines

Palm oil under fire as potential carcinogen, Oil Palm Research Institute scientist says risk doesn’t warrant a ban

An Indonesian food technologist admits that palm oil — which is widely used in the processed food industry — has a potentially carcinogenic contaminant, but says no...

Palm oil under fire as potential carcinogen, Oil Palm Research Institute scientist says risk doesn’t warrant a ban

Percentage of child smokers in Indonesia continues to rise

Indonesia is unfortunately known for having some of the highest smoking rates in the world, with government statistics showing that nearly one-third of the population are active...

Indonesians now have access to the world’s first dengue vaccine

Each year an estimated 390 million dengue infections occur around the world, resulting in around 25,000 deaths annually worldwide But those number may start to drop soon thanks to...

Indonesians now have access to the world’s first dengue vaccine

Health Dept investigates ‘Candy Fingers’ after parents report they’re addictive, turns out kids just like candy

Parents being worried that their kid’s favorite candy is laced with some addictive narcotic substance may sound like a paranoid fantasy, but when the head of Indonesia’s...

Soekarno-Hatta Airport now has anti-smoking ambassadors telling disobedient smokers to butt out

Despite there being clear prohibitions against smoking in most public facilities in Indonesia, the fact remains that many smokers just can’t seem to obey the rules, puffing away...

Soekarno-Hatta Airport now has anti-smoking ambassadors telling disobedient smokers to butt out

Hospital in Menteng closed after numerous health code violations and attempts to bribe officials

It’s no secret that many Indonesians who can afford it go to get their medical treatment abroad in Singapore It’s not that Indonesia doesn’t have plenty of good doctors, but...

Hospital in Menteng closed after numerous health code violations and attempts to bribe officials

Indonesia Health Ministry issues Singapore travel advisory amid Zika spread

The Indonesian government is advising its citizens against traveling to Singapore on account of the ongoing Zika outbreak in the city-state “Anyone who wish to travel [to...

Indonesia Health Ministry issues Singapore travel advisory amid Zika spread

72% of Indonesians would quit smoking if a pack of cigarettes costs Rp 50K: Survey

Indonesia’s alarmingly high smoking rates can be attributed to many factors, chief among them the government’s hesitance to reduce and regulate cigarrette consumption, which...

72% of Indonesians would quit smoking if a pack of cigarettes costs Rp 50K: Survey

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.