11:25 am April 24, 2014 | 3 Comments
Indonesian health authorities have intensified preventive measures against the spread of rabies in West Sumatra, including the culling of stray dogs in Padang, following reports of an increasing number of dog bite cases in that city earlier this week.
2:56 pm April 23, 2014 | No Comment
Johannesburg. The outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa has claimed 142 lives across Guinea and Liberia, according to the World Health Organization. Guinea’s health authorities reported a total of 208 clinical cases, including 136 deaths from the hemorrhagic fever, the Geneva-based WHO said in a statement posted on its website on Tuesday. more »
3:57 pm April 17, 2014 | No Comment
Nearly 40 percent of working women in Indonesia are anemic and another 20 percent are vulnerable to the iron deficiency, a new survey has suggested.
6:00 pm April 16, 2014 | 1 Comment
Authorities in Bali have put down dozens of dogs and birds smuggled into the island as they seek to prevent rabies and bird flu outbreaks there.
9:43 am April 15, 2014 | No Comment
Officials in Bali have identified an increase in the smuggling of birds into the island from Java, a trend that they warn could spark a bird flu outbreak there.
5:24 pm April 13, 2014 | No Comment
A foreigner has died from MERS while eight people including five health workers have been infected in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah, where the spread of the coronavirus among medics has sparked panic.
8:15 am April 8, 2014 | 14 Comments
Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates has pledged $40 million to the Indonesia Health Fund, dedicated to combating diseases such as tuberculosis, polio, HIV-AIDS, and malaria both in and outside of Indonesia. The fund was set up through a cooperation between the Seattle-based Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Tahir Foundation, owned by Mayapada more »
1:14 pm April 4, 2014 | 9 Comments
As Indonesian voters prepare to go to the polls on April 9 to vote for a new crop of legislative candidates, hospital staff and psychologists at hospitals across the archipelago are readying themselves and preparing extra beds for a new batch of losing candidates.
1:55 pm April 3, 2014 | 22 Comments
Microsoft founder Bill Gates will visit Jakarta on April 5 to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Indonesian government to launch the Indonesia Health Fund, a five-year charitable pool to which philanthropists can contribute in order to expand healthcare access to some of the country's poorest people.