With less than 1000 psychiatrists and roughly 500 clinical psychologists for a population of 260 million, more focus is needed to combat poor mental health among Indonesia’s youth
Jakarta residents took to social media on Wednesday to figure out how to get around the restrictions, including strategies such as changing car plates and buying more cars.
More people are eating more processed foods and foods high in salt, sugar and saturated fat. As a result, obesity, diabetes, heart disease and stroke are becoming major health concerns in middle-income countries, including Indonesia.
Indonesia could certainly do with a boost to public health. Around 75m of its 189m adults smoke, according to the World Bank, a higher number than in any other country bar China and India.
When the then-vice governor of Jakarta, Sandiaga Uno, acknowledged that some members of his family have sought mental health care … this public admission was seen as a positive step.
Existing data on the incidence and spread of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in both Australia and Indonesia suffers from significant gaps – depriving health policymakers of important…
Halodoc, Indonesia’s largest telemedicine platform, has received investments from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and two other parties that it will use to expand in a country with a chronic lack of doctors.
We know that parental influence is an important factor when it comes to creating better health, education and employment outcomes among adolescents – but how do we support the parents who shoulder this responsibility?