Day: December 1, 2022

Govt focusing on expanding first booster coverage: ministry

The Indonesian government is currently focusing on addressing the low coverage of the third dose or the first booster COVID-19 vaccination, the Health Ministry has informed. “Of course, there is plan to give the second booster to the general public but right now, we are focusing on expediting the (administration

Pregnant women must undergo HIV-AIDS screening: Jakarta Health Office

The Jakarta Health Office has urged pregnant women to undergo screening to prevent their children from getting infected with human immunodeficiency virus-acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV-AIDS) in the womb. Children have a high likelihood of being HIV-positive since the majority of mother-to-infant infections occur when the infants are still in

Govt highlights improved HIV screening, less patient treatment numbers

The Indonesian Health Ministry stated that screening or disease detection for people with HIV/AIDS had shown improvement, though the number of individuals receiving treatment was still relatively low. “In estimation, our case findings are getting better. However, the number of people being treated is still a big challenge for us.

Religious figures, community network crucial to prevent HIV: Ministry

The involvement of religious and cultural figures as well as the public communication network is important to prevent a rise in the number of cases of HIV/AIDS infection, according to the Ministry of Health. Religious figures can disseminate information on reproductive health during religious activities, Disease Prevention and Handling Director

Japanese Ambassador to ASEAN presents credentials to Secretary General

The Japanese Ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Kiya Masahiko, presented his credentials to Secretary General Dato’ Lim Jock Hoi at the ASEAN Secretariat building in Jakarta on Thursday. “This morning, I had the honor and pleasure of presenting a letter of Foreign Minister of Japan, Yoshimasa

Synergy of three pillars supports expanding local product development

Minister of Trade (Mendag) Zulkifli Hasan emphasized that synergy between the three main pillars could help to expand the development of local products. “As government officials, everyone has a duty to make MSMEs prosperous and advanced. One of the efforts is to synergize MSMEs with other parties,” Hasan stated in