Publikasi / Jurnal Internasional

Evidence-informed response to illicit drugs in Indonesia

  • 11 December 2020

Irwanto, Dewa N Wirawan, Ignatius Praptoraharjo, Sulistyowati Irianto, Suti Musdah Mulia

To address the serious harm caused by drugs to individuals and the community is an important public health priority and one that all countries, including Indonesia, must tackle. The Indonesian Government, led by President Joko Widodo, has heralded its commitment to evidence-based policy making. The public health community welcomes this commitment; however, as researchers, scientists, and practitioners, we have grave concerns that the government is missing an opportunity to implement an effective response to illicit rugs informed by evidence.