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History of health and nutrition in Indonesia

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Indonesia, Public Health Dengue Epidemic Adds to Economic Burden
By Charles Henderson, Blood Weekly, 11 may 1998. National campaign to combat dengue hemorrhagic fever comes as Indonesia is hard-pressed to deal with its worst-ever economic calamity. Supply problems with basic medicines and health services, whose prices have also gone up. 430 have died and more than 20,000 people have been hospitalized.
Half of Indonesia short of food
The Straits Times, 22 sep 1998. Food shortages in 53 of 150 regencies are at critical levels. Distribution to some islands have also been cut off. Half of the country has been hit by food shortages. Shortfalls were in 25 of Indonesia's 27 provinces.
Growing Drug Use Pushes up HIV/AIDS Figures
By Richel Dursin, IPS, 2 jan 2000. The number of people with HIV/AIDS in Indonesia has increased significantly due to rampant use of illegal drugs. The sector most at risk to the twin dangers of drugs and HIV/AIDS is the country's adolescents and young adults.
Malnutrition Saps A Generation's Future
By Richel Dursin, IPS, 31 may 2000. Indonesia may be on the path of economic recovery, but the effects of the debilitating financial crisis that hit three years ago will continue to be felt for years, and malnutrition will haunt Indonesia for at least a generation.
Smoking Lights Up Revenues, Not Health
By Richel Dursin, IPS, 13 oct 2000. Cigarette consumption in Indonesia within the past decade has drastically risen. Millions of Indonesians are dying each year of tobacco-related diseases, but the country's heavy dependence on revenues contributed by the clove cigarette industry is hampering efforts to curb the smoking habit.