Published in Blood Weekly, April 22nd, 1996
Approximately 20 percent of Indonesia's population of 200 million is affected by HBV, Hadi M. Abednego, chief of the Communicable Diseases Prevention Department, was quoted as saying by the official Antara news agency.
According to Ministry of Health data, one in 10 babies is born to a mother who has HBV.
In December 1995, President Suharto dedicated a $10 million HBV vaccine plant, a joint venture between a state-owned pharmaceutical company and a private company controlled by Suharto's eldest daughter, Siti Hardiyanti...
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