“The colonial government officials routinely drove around in cars to raise awareness about the disease and tell people to stay at home, wear masks and maintain cleanliness.”
Indonesia experts talk about the impact the pandemic is having on jobs, particularly on vulnerable workers in the country’s massive informal sector.
In the absence of a unified message from the national government, local officials and opportunists have filled the gap with misinformation and quack remedies.
AIC Senior Fellow from Universitas Airlangga, Dr Christrijogo Sumartono, is a practising anaesthetist in his home city of Surabaya.
State-owned company PT Bio Farma is looking for volunteers to assist in the clinical trial of a COVID-19 candidate vaccine developed with Chinese firm Sinovac Biotech.
Local beliefs about pregnancy and childbirth are often found to be contrary to modern medical knowledge, and often endanger the condition of the mother.
Dozens of frontline doctors have succumbed to the deadly respiratory disease while health officials have warned that many suspected virus victims are being buried without testing.
All three baristas running Mata Hati Koffie have disabilities. Hilmy hopes that they all not only learn to adapt, but regain confidence and become independent.
Java is at the advantage of being the home base for many ministry-run laboratories, state universities and private hospitals and labs.
COVID-19 pandemic leads to rise in violence against women and girls in Asia Pacific, new report shows
The ‘Because We Matter’ report also highlights that children were more exposed to cyberbullying, harmful content and sexual exploitation during lockdowns.
After almost a month of gradual steps to reopen the economy, Indonesia has seen its COVID-19 cases and deaths double.
Four Indonesian influencers talk openly about ‘deviant sex’, body-shaming and other culturally sensitive issues
Next-gen role models are challenging the government over their response to coronavirus, sex advice, gay rights and self-love.