Health promotion: young people are here and ready to engage

Nada Alichiah Hasan-Viljakainen is a young Indonesian woman and an advocate for healthier living. She was a youth representative at the AIC’s ‘Youth are our Future’ forum in Jakarta in September 2018. As a young adult, I am passionate about better health and wellbeing for myself, my generation and today’s children. I am concerned about how […]

Fighting the rise of non-communicable diseases starts with children and adolescents

Indonesia and Australia’s rising burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is being tackled with a suite of projects designed to bring attention to risk factors early in life and improve overall health. The work, which is supported by The Australia-Indonesia Centre, focuses on three areas: tobacco use, mental health and improving communication between healthcare providers and […]

Detecting high risk pregnancies in Indonesia

Women in Indonesia were 21 times more likely to die from childbirth than women in Australia in 2015. Many pregnant women in Indonesia, particularly in remote areas, do not regularly visit health clinics and so complications are not detected and dealt with early enough. In 12 villages on Indonesia’s Madura island, student midwifes are accompanying […]