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He was one of the native doctors who pioneered malaria treatment in Papua. To address the absence of immersion oil—a key ingredient for diagnosis—Kariadi formulated it himself from cananga leaves. The oil was then patented under his name. He died at the hands of a Japanese soldier at the age of 40.
The effects of colonization and political upheaval in the wake of Indonesia’s independence created a crisis in the health sector. Johannes Leimena, a doctor who graduated from STOVIA and a former youth movement activist, attempted to rectify this problem when he returned to national politics. His efforts led to the creation of an integrated public health care system available in both cities and villages.
Slamet Iman Santoso pioneered Indonesia’s psychology education. He changed student enrollment at state universities.
An infectious diseases hospital is named after Sulianti Suroso, a doctor who played a major role in the eradication of smallpox in the country. She once helped smuggle a plane during the struggle for independence.
Unifah Rosyidi, Chair of the Executive Board, Indonesian Teachers Association: Government Should Not Pit Teachers Against Parents
President Joko Widodo has allocated Rp25.4 trillion for public health, which also encompasses a budget to produce the Covid-19 vaccine.
It has been 20 years since Tempo English published its first edition. From the beginning, we always strive to provide the best quality journalism about the most important topics in Indonesian social, culture, business, legal, and political landscape. Of course, we had our ups and downs.
The Agraria Conflict in Langkat
LOCAL residents continue to work in the field to harvest potatoes despite the billowing column of ash in the background, in Karo, North Sumatra, Monday, August 10. That day Mount Sinabung erupted, releasing volcanic materials that formed a vertical column 5,000 meters high./ANTARA FOTO/Sastrawan Ginting
AUGUST 6, 1945.