Posted in: Public health

Talking Indonesia: eliminating dengue

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Professor Adi Utarini from the Eliminate Dengue Project at Gadjah Mada University (UGM) was recently named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People. In Talking Indonesia this week, Dr Jemma Purdey chats to Professor Utarini about her research, and whether we are getting closer to eliminating dengue.

Obesity worsens Covid-19. It’s time for Indonesia to get serious about tackling it.

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The pandemic represents an opportunity for the government to address obesity more seriously and introduce legislation to curb access to unhealthy food and beverages.

Talking Indonesia: Covid-19 and data transparency

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What are the implications for Indonesia if it continues to underreport the true extent of the Covid-19 crisis? Dr Jemma Purdey chats to LaporCovid-19 co-founder Dr Irma Hidayat in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

Talking Indonesia: the worsening Covid-19 crisis

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What has caused the recent spike in Covid-19 cases in Indonesia? How dire will the situation become? In a special early episode of Talking Indonesia, Dr Jemma Purdey chats to Dr Dicky Budiman about the recent escalation in the Covid-19 crisis.

Talking Indonesia: Covid-19 and the private sector

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Can the private sector play a role in speeding up Indonesia's sluggish Covid-19 vaccination rollout? How will issues of supply, corruption and health standards be addressed by business? Dr Charlotte Setijadi chats to Dr Andreasta Meliala in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

Between punishment and rehabilitation: the government’s half-hearted approach to drug use

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More than half of inmates in Indonesian prisons are drug convicts. It is hard to imagine how the Ministry of Law and Human Rights can provide rehabilitation services for them all.

Mandatory vaccination will not solve Indonesia’s Covid-19 problem

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Rather than penalising individuals who refuse vaccination, the Indonesian government would be better off actively engaging with the public and examining why scepticism around the Covid-19 vaccine remains prevalent.

Indonesia is betting on CoronaVac in its fight against Covid-19. But will it work?

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Indonesia has moved quickly to set up a national program to vaccinate against Covid-19. But it faces major challenges in vaccinating the population in a timely and effective manner.

Talking Indonesia: Covid-19 and the vaccine

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What are the challenges involved with vaccinating Indonesia's large and diverse population against Covid-19? Is the government taking the right approach? Will the CoronaVac vaccine do the job? Dr Jemma Purdey chats to Dr Ines Atmosukarto in the first episode of Talking Indonesia for 2021.

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