Jul 02, 2022 Last Updated 4:52 AM, Jun 27, 2022

Health

Keeping women and babies healthy within an unequal system

Problems of unequal access explain differences in Indonesia’s achievement of child mortality and maternal mortality targets

Faultlines and fractures

HIV/AIDS is spreading rapidly because of the profound inequalities that afflict Papua

Famine and fraud

A story of mass starvation tells us much about media coverage and local government in Papua

Challenging times for big tobacco

Can the industry’s political and financial resources continue to stall important regulatory change?

Running in style

A new bug for running points toward a new politics of lifestyle

Dying for nothing

Special Autonomy has crippled health services in the Papuan Highlands

Photo essay: Positive is negative

HIV/AIDS is posing an ever greater threat to the health and welfare of people in the highlands of Papua

Lives endangered

Three stories of people with HIV/AIDS in the central highlands of Papua show that both the government and community have a long way to go in confronting this major epidemic

More than a fatal attraction

Outsiders see arak consumption as a highly dangerous activity, but arak plays an important role in Balinese society

A mysterious illness

Panas dalam can kill, but it can also be cured by a phone call

Land of ghosts

Papua’s rural lowlands are being transformed by an encroaching global economy, but what happens to the people there is an open question

The middle of nowhere

Highland communities in Papua are demanding access to services, but there is a limit to what can be offered in the most remote settlements

Disease control in democratic Indonesia

As infectious diseases spread, strategic governance becomes ever more important

Traveling for a cure

Rebuilding trust in doctors will be an important part of Aceh’s post-conflict recovery

A new model for mental health care?

Mental health services have been seriously neglected in Indonesia, but emergency responses to the Aceh tsunami and conflict have led to new ways of thinking

Ignorance that kills

Many Indonesian women face great difficulties in accessing safe terminations of unwanted pregnancies

A healthcare revolution in the regions

Regional governments around Indonesia are devising new and ambitious free healthcare schemes for their electorates, but to what end?

Medicine for a sick system

Healthcare in Indonesia suffers from many chronic problems that only healthier politics can cure

Where there’s smoke, there’s politics

Campaigns against smoking are finally gaining ground, but the tobacco lobby is fighting back

A terrible legacy

Indonesian doctors have been persecuted for providing safe abortions for almost a century

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