Indonesia's mentally ill 'neglected'

Cases of neglect and abuse are rampant as archipelago struggles with limited resources.


    Mentally ill patients in Indonesia are often seriously neglected and in some cases abused.

    It is partly because there are not enough hospitals and facilities with the expertise to treat them.

    But as Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen reports from Pandeglang in West Java, it is also caused by a lack of understanding and sometimes fear of the disease.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Revival: The Muslim Response to the Crusades

    Revival: The Muslim Response to the Crusades

    This part of 'The Crusades: An Arab Perspective' explores the birth of the Muslim revival in the face of the Crusades.

    Going undercover as a sex worker

    Going undercover as a sex worker

    A photojournalist describes how she posed as a prostitute to follow the trade in human flesh.

    Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

    Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

    It's time to change the way we talk and think about Africa.