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[Editorial] Successes and challenges for health in Indonesia

Indonesia is known too often for its natural disasters, like the tsunami in the Sunda Strait on Dec 22 that killed 437 people, injured 14 000, and displaced almost 34 000. A closer study shows a vibrant country of 262 million people keen to develop. Health is an example of the country’s success and vision, with 8 years’ increased longevity since 1990. Universal health coverage was introduced in 2014 with the Jaminan Kesehatan Nasional (JKN), which now includes 76% of the population, the largest single-payer scheme in the world.