History of health and nutrition in Indonesia
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- Indonesia, Public Health Dengue Epidemic Adds to Economic
- 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