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Indonesia rejects propagation of ISIS ideology Indonesia has rejected the propagation of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) ideology in the country because it runs contrary to "Pancasila," chief security minister Djoko Suyanto said here on Monday.

Posted in Religion @ 05 August 2014 15:28 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


MInister: 'No region in Indonesia has child-friendly status' Minister of Womens Empowerment and Child Protection Linda Amalia Sari Gumelar said there is no single region in Indonesia that has a child-friendly status.

Posted in Crime @ 05 May 2014 19:03 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


President: Next govt must focus on fighting corruption' President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono stated that fighting corruption should become one of the main tasks of the next government. "We are aware that there are still several homework (left to be done), among others, corruption cases," President Yudhoyono clarified during the opening of a national development planning meeting here on Wednesday.

Posted in Corruption @ 30 April 2014 16:57 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Boyolali claims leptospirosis outbreak The Boyolali district, Central Java, said there was a leptospirosis outbreak following the death of five residents from the deadly disease in the area.

Posted in Health @ 16 April 2014 23:24 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


48 students in Manado infected with HIV/AIDS The National AIDS Commission (KPAP) reported that at least 48 students and college students were infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus / Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) in Manado, North Sulawesi.

Posted in Health @ 26 March 2014 19:02 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


President issues instruction on corruption prevention President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Friday signed presidential instruction no. 2/2014, entitled Drafting of Corruption Prevention and Eradication Action Plan (PPK). The presidential directive becomes effective on March 21, 2014, the cabinet secretary said on its website.

Posted in Corruption @ 22 March 2014 21:18 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia marks International Anti-Corruption Day Indonesia marked International Anti-Corruption Day as well as Human Rights Day at a function held in the Presidential Palace, here on Monday.

Posted in Corruption @ 09 December 2013 19:03 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Health Ministry stops campaign bus with objectionable slogan Due to the controversy surrounding the operation of a bus meant for an HIV/AIDS information campaign, the Health Ministry has ordered the organizer to stop operating the bus.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 04 December 2013 19:49 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Ombudsman: 'Doctors strike might harm public`s rights' An Indonesian ombudsman has asked the doctors association not to stage another strike or rally as it might harm the public rights of receiving medical treatment. The doctors association and the government must immediately evaluate the medical care standard procedure in various regions as a valid regulation instrument, Hendra Nurtjahjo, the Ombudsman of the prevention division, said on Thursday.

Posted in General @ 28 November 2013 15:31 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


President orders ministries to put out forest fires President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono ordered all ministries and relevant institutions to put out forest fires in Sumatra in one month. "The President has given us directives that hotspots and haze in Sumatra should be overcome immediately," Chief Economic Minister Hatta Rajasa told a press conference after a cabinet ministers` plenary meeting here on Thursday.

Posted in Forest fires @ 20 June 2013 23:06 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


33 foreigners suffer from HIV/AIDS in Bali A total of 33 foreigners who once visited or stayed in the Indonesian tourist resort province of Bali suffered from HIV/AIDS, a local AIDS Commission (KPA) said here on Wednesday. Dr Mangku Karmaya, prevention working group coordinator of Bali`s KPA, said the data were collected from 1987 to 2013.

Posted in Health @ 01 May 2013 20:18 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 3 reactions


Seven people die of dengue fever in Semarang At least seven people were reported to have died of dengue fever during the first three months of 2013 in Semarang, Central Java.

Posted in Health @ 04 April 2013 13:39 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia becomes model of world terrorist handling Indonesia now becomes a model of world terrorist handling, the National Counter-Terrorism Agency (BNPT) Chief Ansyaad Mbai said here on Wednesday.

Posted in Terrorism @ 07 March 2013 15:07 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


East Java police destroys meth worth Rp2 billion The Narcotics Investigation Directorate of East Java Police has destroyed 908 grams of shabu (methamphetamine) worth Rp2 billion. The drug is worth Rp2 million to Rp2.5 million per gram.

Posted in Drugs @ 26 December 2012 04:04 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Around 70 percent of AIDS budget comes from abroad Coordinating Minister for People`s Welfare Agung Laksono has stated that foreign aid accounted for some 70 percent of the government`s budget for HIV/AIDs treatment and prevention programs.

Posted in Health @ 11 December 2012 19:14 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Anti-graft agency prioritizes corruption prevention efforts The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) is currently focusing on efforts to prevent corruption in Indonesia by running anti-corruption campaigns in cooperation with various institutions of the country, according to KPK Chief Abraham Samad.

Posted in Corruption @ 10 December 2012 17:52 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia ranked 100th on list of corruption nations Indonesia ranked 100th together with 11 other corrupt countries, according to Transparency International, a global anti-corruption watchdog, in its Corruption Perception Index (CPI) 2011.

Posted in Corruption @ 09 December 2012 18:23 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


President calls for prevention of horizontal conflicts President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has urged every party to actively prevent possible horizontal conflicts among communities, saying that prevention efforts are not solely the task of police and military personnel.

Posted in Violence @ 30 October 2012 13:54 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


KPK: '170 district heads involved in corruption cases' Some 170 district heads in Indonesia are being questioned by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) over their involvement in various corruption cases."We are now focusing on the investigation process," KPK Corruption Prevention Unit spokesman Dedi Rahim said here on Thursday.

Posted in Corruption @ 11 October 2012 17:42 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Victims commemorate second Bali Bombings Survivors and families of victims of the second Bali bombings in 2005 gathered to commemorate the tragedy here on Monday. In their message read out on the occasion they called on all community elements, including the government to prevent terrorism.

Posted in Terrorism @ 01 October 2012 17:28 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Implementation of Bali smoking ban too slow A survey conducted on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at starred hotels in Kuta carried out by provincial enforcement officers (Satpol PP-Bali) and working units of the provincial government (SKPD) revealed that most properties have yet to implement the Smoke-Free-Law of 2011 in their public areas.

Posted in Health @ 29 September 2012 07:01 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Severe drought takes victims in Pekalongan Long drought began to leave its mark with 1,800 people of the regency of Pekalongan, Central Java, hit by acute infection in respiratory tract.

Posted in Health @ 18 September 2012 10:37 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Minister: 'Solution needed to solve international corruption' Indonesian chief minister for legal, political and security affairs Djoko Suyanto said efforts must be made to find a way to settle corruption cases affecting other countries.

Posted in Corruption @ 11 September 2012 19:18 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Aceh sets up counter terrorism unit The Aceh province has become a strategic hideout for a terrorist group, Governor Zaini Abdullah said in a statement on Wednesday.

Posted in Terrorism @ 08 August 2012 21:38 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Book bomber`s wife sentenced to two years in jail The wife of book-bomb convict Pepi Fernando was sentenced to two years in jail on Monday for withholding information about the terror plot.

Posted in Terrorism @ 25 June 2012 14:22 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


800 terrorists captured by police in past 10 years Over the past decade, the Indonesian police have captured 800 terrorists in the country, according to the Counter Terrorism Agency`s director of prevention, Brigadier General ESA Permadi.

Posted in Terrorism @ 25 May 2012 11:50 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia has 143 social-conflict-prone areas Indonesia contains 143 social-conflict-prone areas, according to the Disadvantaged Regions Ministry. "Indonesia has 183 disadvantaged regions, 143 of which are conflict-prone areas - many of them in eastern Indonesia," said the Deputy Minister for the Development of Special Regions at the Ministry for Disadvantaged Regions, Suprayoga Hadi, here on Tuesday.

Posted in General @ 08 May 2012 16:04 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Social media used as human trafficking tool Human-trafficking offenders remain resorting to using the social media to kidnap more victims."Presumably, the human trafficking actors are now seeking their victims using the social media such as Facebook, Twitter and many more," said the secretary of the Women Empowerment and Children Protection Ministry, Sri Danti, here on Monday.

Posted in General @ 11 April 2012 02:21 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


'Miniskirts = porn': Religious Affairs Minister Following the establishment of the anti-pornography task force, Religious Affairs Minister Suryadharma Ali said that skirts that fall above the knee would be included in the working group’s definition of pornography, on which it would base its future work.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 29 March 2012 02:38 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 7 reactions


Premier Jiabao and Pres. Yudhoyono to boost bilateral ties Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Friday met and discussed bilateral relations and cooperation in various sectors including trade and education.

Posted in Politics @ 29 April 2011 15:54 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia and Turkey agree to increase political and security cooperation Indonesia and Turkey on Tuesday agreed to boost their political and security cooperation during a bilateral meeting held in Jakarta, Indonesia between the countries' Presidents.

Posted in Politics @ 05 April 2011 14:42 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to implement UN resolution on women The government of Indonesia on Monday announced it will soon implement the United Nations (UN) Security Council resolution 1325 on women, peace, and security, the country's Antara news agency reported.

Posted in Human rights @ 14 March 2011 16:10 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Condoms from 'ATM' for users of prostitutes in Malang The regent of Malang, Rendra Kresna, has made it easier for users of prostitutes in Malang to get their hands on a condom. Not to promote prostitution - efforts to close down several red light areas in the district fail over and over again because of resistance from the population - but to curb the spread of diseases like HIV/AIDS.

Posted in Health @ 14 February 2011 08:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 3 reactions


Sex causing most new HIV infections in Bali Bali's dramatic increase of HIV prevalence among sex workers has changed the face of the epidemic on this famed tourist destination of 3.9 million local residents, NGOs say. Earlier number showed that the prevalence among injecting drug users was most important.

Posted in Health @ 05 January 2011 06:25 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Teen prostitution on the rise in Bandung The Bandung authority is at loss to uncover cases of covert prostitution involving junior and senior high school students, whose number continues to rise in the West Java capital. Eli, a sex worker advocacy program mentor from the Rumah Cemara Group in Bandung, said it was hard to provide advocacy to teenagers involved in covert prostitution since most were not receptive.

Posted in General @ 20 June 2010 09:56 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Anti-malaria efforts focus on pregnant women, children Health authorities are successfully battling malaria in remote eastern Indonesia by linking efforts to fight the mosquito-borne disease to maternal and child healthcare.

Posted in Health @ 21 May 2010 13:15 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Overcrowding fuels TB in prisons Serious overcrowding, a shortage of medical staff and a lack of funding are thwarting Indonesia's efforts to tackle tuberculosis (TB) in prisons, experts say. Indonesia's 422 prisons hold more than 140,000 inmates, even though they were designed for 80,000, according to the Justice Ministry.

Posted in Health @ 27 January 2010 05:42 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Condom drive sparks protests by conservative Muslims A campaign to encourage Indonesians to use condoms as part of national HIV/AIDS prevention efforts has drawn criticism from conservative Islamic groups, who say it promotes promiscuity. "Rather than curbing AIDS, promoting condoms will only further spread the disease," Ismail Yusanto, a spokesman for Hizbut Tahrir, a conservative Islamic group.

Posted in Religion @ 22 December 2009 02:27 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Fraud with my credit card For everything is a first time. Yesterday I was SMS-ed from the Netherlands with the request to check my email. No company asked me to do that, but my contact person in the Netherlands which can be contacted by the Rabobank in case it is needed. I checked my email right away and found out that the Fraud Prevention team of the Rabobank had blocked by credit card because they suspected that my card was used by others.

Posted in Crime @ 30 September 2009 11:54 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Rabies vaccines out of stock at Bali's main hospital Bali's ongoing struggle to fight the current rabies epidemic is being complicated by the lack of rabies vaccine at Bali's Sanglah General Hospital. As reported by Berita Bali.com, the drug store on the hospital's premises has posted a sign in its window announcing that rabies vaccine are "out of stock" .

Posted in Health @ 27 September 2009 05:53 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Almost 1.000 cases of H1N1 in Indonesia Indonesia has confirmed 22 new cases of the H1N1 Mexican Flu virus, putting the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 930, a Health Ministry official said here Wednesday. Director General of Disease Control and Environmental Health of the ministry, Prof. Dr. Tjandra Yoga Aditama, said that the virus spread to 24 out of 33 provinces in Indonesia.

Posted in Mexican flu @ 20 August 2009 04:14 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia reports third death of H1N1 Mexican flu A two year-old Indonesian girl has died after contracting the H1N1 Mexican flu virus, putting the total death by the virus in the country to three out. A total of 662 persons are infected, according to the Department of Health. The girl underwent treatment in a hospital when she showed respiratory problems, pneumonia and a fever before she died on August 3.

Posted in Mexican flu @ 05 August 2009 09:58 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


416 cases of Mexican Flu in Indonesia Indonesia again confirmed 16 people infected by H1N1 virus, bringing the total number of patients to 416, a director at the Health Ministry said here Monday in a statement. Tjandra Yoga Aditama said that one of the cases had recently returned from Hong Kong. The European Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ECDC confirms that 1.000 people have died of the novel virus worldwide.

Posted in Mexican flu @ 28 July 2009 01:58 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


362 cases of Mexican Flu in Indonesia Indonesian authorities announced 19 more cases of H1N1 Mexican flu yesterday, putting the total number of infections in Indonesia to 362. Two of the 19 newly reported cases concerned foreigners who were traveling to the country. Six of the Indonesians had a recent history of traveling to Saudi Arabia, Australia, Japan, Morocco, the Netherlands and Singapore a short while ago.

Posted in Mexican flu @ 27 July 2009 05:21 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


First death related to Mexican flu in Indonesia A six-year old girl who had tested positive for the H1N1 virus has died in a hospital. The girl, who has other health problems including pneumonia in the last recent years died on July 22. She was brought to the hospital with flu-like symptoms as fever, coughing and difficulty breathing.

Posted in Mexican flu @ 26 July 2009 01:48 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


64 cases of Mexican Flu in Indonesia The spread of the H1N1 Mexican Flu virus in Indonesia is picking up speed as it seems. The Department of Health has currently listed 64 people as being positively infected with the new virus that has killed over 500 people worldwide - but none in Indonesia yet - according to the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

Posted in Mexican flu @ 13 July 2009 04:13 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Number of cases of HIV/AIDS on the rise in West Java The growth of the number of cases of HIV/AIDS in the West Java province has reached a dangerous level. The government therefore has decided that the program to prevent the spread of the disease has to get full priority as fast as possible. The provincial health services counted some 4.520 cases of HIV/AIDS in the province last March. Most infections occurred in the age group of 20-25 years.

Posted in Health @ 01 July 2009 03:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Recent H5N1 viruses show no mutation in Indonesia Indonesia's health ministry said today that H5N1 avian influenza virus samples it sent to a World Health Organization (WHO) laboratory in the United States in February showed no signs of mutation, according to a Reuters report.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 06 March 2008 03:46 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Seminar reveals figures pointing to looming menace of HIV/AIDS The HIV/AIDS epidemic continues to mount in Bali with health officials now estimating some 4,000 people have died from the disease on the Island. Each day 2-3 people die of HIV/AIDS adding at least 840 new fatalities to the mounting death toll each year. Meanwhile, health activists are warning that unless issues connected with the treatments, control and prevention of HIV/AIDS receive their proper due, the illness will, as reported in the Bali Post, sweep across the island like a AIDS tsunami.

Posted in Health @ 05 March 2008 05:50 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Fixing dams to limit damage from threatening eruption Workers near the Mount Kelut volcano are working hard to strengthen dams and drainage tunnels on Saturday to control a possible hot mud flow from the volcano in case of an eruption. These works come at the time that scientists have raised the alert-status of the volcano to the second highest. The dams are designed to hold back and divert deadly hot mud flows (lahar), told Saut Simatupang, a government volcanologist.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 06 October 2007 14:39 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


HIV population among fastest-growing in Asia The HIV population in Indonesia is among the fastest growing in Asia, officials said yesterday at the presentation of a World Health Organisation (WHO) review concerning the epidemic. Director general of the contagious diseases department of the Health Ministry, I Nyoman Kandun said HIV was spreading quickly among so-called high-risk groups and in parts of the country where health care is of low quality.

Posted in Health @ 18 February 2007 09:59 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 11 reactions


Jakarta declares 88 areas 'dengue red zone' Jakarta increased the number of so-called 'dengue red zones' from 61 to 88 according to Antara News Agency. "In our weekly evaluation of the dengue fever situation, there were 88 zones in Jakarta been established as red-alert areas today, " told Salimar Salim, deputy head of the Jakarta City Health Office on the day of the launch of a dengue prevention program.

Posted in Dengue Fever @ 17 February 2007 06:38 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Situation report: Floods Jakarta, Bekasi, Tangerang and Banten The UN HC/RC Office in Indonesia based on information provided by the National Coordinating Board for the Management of Disaster (BAKORNAS PB), the Provincial Coordinating Unit for the Management of Disaster (SATKORLAK PB) Jakarta, the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI), the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency (BMG), and media reports has prepared this report.

Posted in Flooding @ 09 February 2007 01:55 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Dengue kills 75 in Indonesia in January A seasonal dengue fever outbreak in 14 of Indonesia’s 33 provinces has killed at least 75 people and sickened more than 4,800 others since New Year’s Day, health officials and local media reports said yesterday. But this month’s figure was much less than the same period of last year when dengue fever infected more than 18,900 people in all 33 provinces and claimed the lives of 192 people, said Erna Tresnaningsih, the health ministry’s director for animal-borne diseases control.

Posted in Dengue Fever @ 05 February 2007 07:24 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


The hidden tragedy of West Papua "Of course the police are just as good at torturing as the army. Some of the cruder forms [include] putting a table leg onto the foot of somebody and then somebody heavily dancing on the table, which can be extremely painful. So, I mean torture is routine."

Posted in PT Freeport @ 23 November 2006 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Administrations identify newcomers as source of problems In spite of widespread criticism, the administrations of Jakarta, Tangerang and Depok continue to insist identity checks are the key to limiting rural-urban migration. The three neighboring administrations plan to carry out door-to-door checks for individuals without ID cards issued by their city of residence.

Posted in Human rights @ 02 November 2006 03:55 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Malaysia urges Indonesia to ratify cross-border haze pact Malaysia urged Indonesia to quickly ratify an agreement that would facilitate a regional response to smokey haze in Southeast Asia caused by brush fires on the sprawling archipelago, a news report said Sunday. Indonesia is the only country among the 10 member-Association of Southeast Asian Nations that hasn't ratified the ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution, which the grouping approved in 2002.

Posted in Forest fires @ 08 October 2006 13:59 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia raises its bird flu toll to 49 Indonesia's tally of people killed by bird flu climbed to 49 after a 5-year-old boy who died in March was added to the list, a senior health ministry official said Wednesday. The child, who died in Sulianti Saroso hospital in the capital Jakarta, was added retroactively following a recent change in the testing standards the World Health Organization sets for H5N1 virus cases, said Nyoman Kandun.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 13 September 2006 10:50 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


WHO confirms 60th bird flu case, urges sequence sharing The World Health Organization on Wednesday confirmed the 60th case of human infection with the H5N1 strain of bird flu after a 6-year-old girl was tested positive of having the virus. In a statement, the WHO said the girl from Bekasi in West Java Province developed symptoms on Aug. 6 and was hospitalized on Aug. 11. ''She remains hospitalized but is recovering. The source of her infection is currently under investigation,'' the statement said as reported by Kyodo.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 24 August 2006 13:44 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia bird flu toll hits 41 Indonesian authorities have confirmed that a child who died last week was the country's 41st victim of the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus. The three-year-old girl died in a Jakarta hospital on 6 July. Officials said an overseas laboratory had confirmed the presence of the virus. This means the country's human bird flu toll now stands only one behind hardest-hit Vietnam.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 14 July 2006 14:44 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


WHO dismisses human-to-human bird flu spread The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed that there is no evidence that efficient transmission of the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus has emerged from a family cluster of cases in Indonesia. Analysis now has indicated that the virus itself has not undergone the genetic mutation that might mark its development of a capability for efficient and sustained human transmission, the Antara news agency reported Friday, quoting a statement from the international body.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 02 June 2006 19:33 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Volcano chasers move in as locals flee rumbling Merapi On the steaming slopes of Indonesia's mount Merapi, villagers fleeing their paddy fields pass tourists on the way up. The 2 914m volcano has been rumbling for more than three weeks and started oozing lava this month, prompting scientists to warn the pressure cooker could soon start spewing molten rock and clouds of gas and dust.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 12 May 2006 19:12 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Three suspected bird flu patients die in Sumatra Three suspected bird flu patients have died in Indonesia's North Sumatra province during the past week, all were the residents of a same village in Karo regency, a newspaper reported Thursday. The province's Bird Flu Prevention Team also announced three other suspected bird flu patients are currently being treated at Adam Malik Hospital in the provincial capital of Medan, said The Jakarta Post.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 11 May 2006 10:51 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


WHO confirms new bird flu case in Sumatra The World Health Organization has confirmed Indonesia's 33rd case of bird flu in a 23-year-old poultry worker, the health ministry said. The patient is being treated at the M Djamil hospital in Padang, West Sumatra province, said Hariyadi Wibisono, director general of animal borne disease control.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 11 April 2006 07:11 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia says 22nd human bird flu death confirmed Bird flu has killed its 22nd human victim in Indonesia, a 12-year-old girl, according to tests by the World Health Organisation's Hong Kong laboratory, an Indonesian health ministry official said on Friday. The confirmation came just hours after Indonesia reported its 21st human bird flu victim, a three-year-old child, according to tests by the U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 10 March 2006 14:55 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia confirms 19th human bird flu death Bird flu has killed its 19th Indonesian human victim, a 23-year-old man, according to tests by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, an Indonesian health ministry official said on Saturday. "We have received the test result from CDC Atlanta. Purnomo (the victim) was positive," Hariadi Wibisono, director-general of control of animal-borne disease at the health ministry, told Reuters.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 18 February 2006 10:36 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Villages swamped in NTT, Jambi Continuous rain during the past few days has flooded many villages in East Nusa Tenggara and Jambi, with waters more than a meter deep in some areas. Thirteen villages were affected by the flooding in Belu and the Rote Ndao regencies. In Rote Ndao a local wharf was destroyed by floodwaters.

Posted in Flooding @ 22 January 2006 15:32 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Diarrhea, dengue lurk as floods hit Jakarta The city health agency has warned of the threat of water-borne diseases following recent flooding in the city. Agency spokeswoman Zelvino said Thursday that during the rainy season residents were more at risk for diseases, particularly diarrhea, leptospirosis and dengue fever, which is found mostly during and shortly after the rainy season.

Posted in Health @ 21 January 2006 20:24 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


WHO: Indonesia's response to emerging AIDS epidemic inadequate Indonesia's response to an emerging AIDS epidemic is "inadequate," the head of the U.N. agency fighting the virus said on Wednesday, calling on the President to take a more active role. HIV has infected an estimated 150,000 to 250,000 people in the country and is spreading quickly among injecting drug users, as well as sex workers and their clients, said UNAIDS chief Peter Piot.

Posted in Health @ 01 December 2005 08:15 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Bogor prepares for more dengue patients As the number of dengue fever patients increases, the city-owned Cibinong hospital in Bogor has prepared additional beds. The hospital treated 15 patients this month for dengue, eight of them children, hospital spokeswoman Wahyu Kurdijanti said on Wednesday. One of the children, seven-year-old Gunawan died last week. "We have treated 361 dengue fever patients since January, six of whom have died," she said.

Posted in Dengue Fever @ 20 October 2005 13:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


UN health agency reports massive polio vaccination campaign With Indonesia's largest recorded polio epidemic now threatening a broad swath of countries across Asia, more than 750,000 vaccinators will fan out across the vast archipelago tomorrow on a two-day campaign to immunize more than 24 million children under the age of five, the United Nations health agency reported today. Indonesia had been polio-free since 1995, but since March, 225 children have been paralyzed, due to a poliovirus imported into the country earlier this year.

Posted in Polio @ 30 August 2005 07:08 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Aceh buries dead, peace hopes fade Nearly 5,000 tsunami victims have been buried in Indonesia's Aceh province over the past week, but uncertainty surrounds the region's future after talks between the government and rebels broke down. Five weeks after a quake triggered massive waves around a dozen nations bordering the Indian Ocean, authorities in Indonesia say they found 5,000 more people killed by the disaster.

Posted in Earthquake @ 31 January 2005 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta looks to heavens for help As Indonesia's haze continues to envelop parts of Sumatra and Kalimantan provinces, Indonesian officials have - again - blamed farmers for starting fires across the country.

Posted in Forest fires @ 25 June 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Haze stops 7 aircraft from landing at Pekanbaru airport Seven aircraft failed to land at the Sultan Syarief Airport on Tuesday due to the thick haze from forest and bushfires raging in Indonesia's Riau province. Airport chief Sutrisno said visibility increased to about 400 metres at 8am from 300 metres at 6am on Tuesday. As visibility was below the threshold, seven airplanes failed to land at the airport and one airplane failed to take off, he said.

Posted in Forest fires @ 22 June 2004 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Death toll of dengue fever rises to 415 The death toll of the dengue fever across Indonesia since January has increased to 415 and the sufferers to 30,234, a spokeswoman of the health ministry said here Thursday. "The cumulative figure for people died from January is 415, and the total sufferers is 30,234," Mariani Reksoprojo told Xinhua. She said that Jakarta is still the mostly infected area.

Posted in Dengue Fever @ 13 March 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakartans brace for floods next month The Meteorology and Geophysics Agency (BMG) says rainfall in Jakarta in January will be almost as high as it was during the disastrous floods in 2002. Agency forecasting head Achmad Zakir told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday that the capital would have between 26 and 28 rainy days during the month, with rainfall of between 50 millimeters and 100 mm per day. It took at least 75 mm of rain a day over three consecutive days to cause floods in Jakarta, another staff member, who wished to remain anonymous, said.

Posted in Flooding @ 10 December 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


East Java health agency confirms chikungunya outbreak The East Java Health Agency admitted on Tuesday that there was an outbreak of chikungunya fever in Mojokerto regency. "There is indeed a chikungunya outbreak in Mojokerto but it is not a dangerous case although it is contagious," agency head Bambang Giatno told reporters.

Posted in Health @ 09 December 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Power crisis adds to Jakarta woes A widespread blackout in the Indonesian capital and the surrounding West Java towns has underscored Jakarta's failure to build power infrastructure to keep pace with the growing demand. It has reinforced fears that a power crisis is looming in the country, especially as government has hardly managed to attract any new foreign investors into the power sector over the last five years. The blackout had left much of greater Jakarta in total darkness for about six hours on Thursday night.

Posted in Power supply @ 16 September 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Evi, not her real name, fell down the stairs. Or, maybe she was hit by a motorbike while crossing the street. Her claims, however, cannot hide the fact that the young woman now lying in a clinic's examination bed was badly beaten by somebody.

Posted in Culture @ 29 July 2002 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


If you think flooding in Jakarta is a new phenomenon you couldn't be more wrong. For hundreds of years, perhaps even longer, the area where the capital is situated has been plagued by annual flooding.

Posted in General @ 22 January 2002 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


The minutes are ticking away toward the end of the month, the day the House of Representatives will convene its plenary session, while the whole nation is on tenterhooks and politicians continue to make so much fuss about the possibility of a meeting among the top leadership. Will they agree to reconciliation through compromise? A meeting maybe, but a compromise? And what kind of compromise?

Posted in Politics @ 25 April 2001 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Alarming rise in Malaria outbreaks in Indonesia There has been an alarming increase in malaria outbreaks in Indonesia in the past few years, with some areas showing a 200 percent rise in the number of reported cases. Officials attribute the rise to, among other things, environmental changes, relatively high population mobility and refugees.

Posted in Health @ 14 March 2001 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Sujudi hopes no serious HMFD outbreak in Indonesia Minister of Health Achmad Sujudi asserted on Saturday that most Indonesian children have a strong resistance to infectious diseases thanks to various cultural and ecological factors. "Based on this fact I strongly hope that there will be no outbreak of infectious diseases such as HMFD (Hand Foot and Mouth Disease) which is caused by Enterovirus," Sujudi told The Jakarta Post on the sidelines of the Healthy Indonesia 2010 ceremony at Pondok Indah Mall here.

Posted in Health @ 20 November 2000 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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