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Jakarta Post

Deadline looms for pneumonia vaccine

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Mon, November 25 2019   /  02:06 am

Pneumonia has been identified as one of the leading causes of death among children in Indonesia. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has declared reducing infant mortality as one of his government’s top priorities. Efforts through behavioral change and medical treatment targeted at preventing this childhood disease should, therefore, be at the heart of the government’s health programs. The Jakarta Post’s Elly Burhaini Faizal takes a closer look at the issue in this Special Report.It is good to see that the progress of the country’s efforts to solve various health issues has been quite remarkable. A health campaign dubbed the People’s Healthy Lifestyle Movement (Germas) was introduced nationally in November 2015 to improve the quality of life and well-being of all Indonesian people. The movement aims to change people’s behavior and encourage them to adopt a healthier lifestyle....