- The Government of Indonesia, a non-party to the FCTC, has a lack of basic understanding about tobacco industry denormalization. Civil society organization advocacy alone is not enough and won’t work effectively unless supported by pro-public health ministries.
- The MOH needs to have the courage and leadership to denormalize the tobacco industry, building awareness among government ministries about the irreconcilable conflicts of interest between the tobacco industry and public health that is counterproductive with the country’s commitment to human resources development.
- The Index report is evidence-based feedback for the MOH and pro-health ministries to open their eyes and develop preventive measures. The MOH Regulation No. 50/2016 on “Managing Conflict of Interest with the Tobacco Industry within MOH,” a further elaboration of the existing Ministry of Administrative and Bureaucratic Reforms’ Regulation No. 37/2012 on the “Guidelines for Managing Conflict of Interests” that specifically targeted the tobacco industry, could serve as a model for developing a national code of conduct when dealing with the tobacco industry.
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