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

Health

The triumph of jamu

European interest in Indonesian traditional healing has had its ups and downs, but in Java jamu reigns supreme, as it has for a long, long time

Expectant fathers

Men should be more involved in maternal and newborn health care

Supporting mothers-to-be

Community facilitators improve maternal and child health in Lombok

Charting Indonesia's health

Systematic research paves the way for better strategies to improve health outcomes

Doctors in training

  Better assessment could provide the answer to problems caused by the rapid expansion of places available in Indonesian public medical schools

The addiction cycle

Photo-essay: Drug users in Jakarta are trapped in a deadly equation

The right to choose

Indonesian activists keep fighting to have abortion decriminalised

Ponari and the sorcerer's stone

A little boy’s miracle-working throws light on the workings of the Indonesian state and the hunger for salvation amongst ordinary people

No positive news

People living with HIV face corruption and incompetence in the health system

Staying clean

Drug rehabilitation in Indonesia

Papuan romance

New norms about love and marriage alter the rules for the young

West Papua: Inside Indonesia?

This edition of Inside Indonesia marks an important anniversary, and explores the multiple faces of Indonesian Papua today

Brothers in arms

Papuan footballers score goals against HIV.

Underground and at risk

Men who have sex with men in urban Papua.

Buffalo-induced malaria

An Indonesian medical doctor reflects on rural health practices

Skin deep

Young Indonesians struggle to resist the power of the skin whitening industry

Prison cum hostel?

A political economy of drugs thrives inside one of Indonesia’s most notorious prisons

Policy drift

Ten years after Suharto, the economy is not recovering fast enough

Deals and denial

Who is really responsible for Indonesia's drug epidemic?

Eight years after 1999

Displaced East Timorese children go hungry in Indonesian West Timor

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For transnational families like those in Manggarai in East Nusa Tenggara, financial stability comes at great emotional cost

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A major research project on Dutch extreme violence in the Indonesian war of Independence, 1945–1949

Obit: Hugh O’Neill AO, 1933-2022

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Contesting the religious soundscape

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A controversial regulation governing the call to prayer sparks a campaign aimed at taking down the Religious Affairs Minister

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