First paragraph of Foreword by Dr Siswanto (Head, Indonesia Agency for Health Research and Development, Ministry of Health Republic of Indonesia) of a book titled "State of Health Inequality" published by the World Health Organization and Ministry of Health of the Republic of Indonesia
"The continual improvement and strengthening of public health is a crucial aspect of development. Indonesia, across its rich and varied social, economic and geographical landscapes, faces unique challenges and opportunities in addressing the many factors that underlie public health. While some population subgroups have easy access to health services, health promotion activities and disease prevention initiatives, others are at a disadvantage. Monitoring health inequality in Indonesia is a fundamental part of improving the health status of those who are disadvantaged, and ensuring that Indonesia fulfils its commitment of “no one left behind”."