Map Indonesia Fbl 2013


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Map Indonesia Fbl 2013

the international foundation for adult education (ifae), a u.s.-based not-for-profit organization, also offers educational opportunities to non-u. citizens through its project student visa program. ifae grants can be competitive, and are available through select u. universities and colleges. contact ifae for information on this program.

health:indonesia has a very high rate of chronic non-communicable diseases and increasing rates of non-communicable diseases related to unhealthy lifestyles. the country has a very high incidence of diabetes, in part due to the rapid transition from the traditional diet and lifestyle (frequent consumption of coffee, drinking of bili and paenibhas, and a lack of physical activity) to the western diet and lifestyle. lifestyle changes have led to an increase in diet-related chronic diseases such as coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes. according to the world health organization (who), the age-standardized prevalence rate of diabetes among adults is 7.2%, and the prevalence rate has increased more than two times since 1981. additional studies are needed to assess the increase in high blood pressure.

u.s. citizens are advised to avoid any unnecessary contact with the indonesian military or police, as individuals or foreign contact from these sectors cannot identify or help u. citizens who are victims of crime.

safe travel in indonesia requires ongoing u.s. government awareness and vigilance. u. citizens are encouraged to remain vigilant at all times, remain aware of the latest information regarding indonesia, and update their personal security plans.

illegal logging along with large scale land-clearing for the extraction of timber and other products is a major environmental problem throughout indonesia, resulting in the loss of precious biodiversity. coastal regions are particularly vulnerable to forest destruction, as they offer a rich resource of undisturbed coral reefs and other coastal habitats.
road conditions and safety: traffic in indonesia is hazardous, congested, and undisciplined. traffic signals are frequently ignored and often in disrepair. motor vehicles share the roads with other forms of transportation such as pedicabs and pushcarts. buses and trucks are often dangerously overloaded and travel at high speeds. accidents between a car and a motorcycle are invariably viewed as the fault of the driver of the car. consider these risks before driving your own vehicle, especially if you are unaccustomed to indonesian road conditions. when an accident results in personal injury, indonesian law requires both drivers to await the arrival of a police officer to report the accident.
the tourism industry in indonesia is growing and is a major foreign exchange earner and employer. corruption and political instability threaten to undermine the efforts of indonesia to attract more tourists to its shores. indonesia is developing programs to foster better management of sites of cultural significance and attracting more tourists, including foreign and domestic. research and education institutions also provide support for programs aimed at protecting indonesia s important cultural and natural heritage and ensuring that the benefits are shared by the country as a whole.