M. Adhyatma MPH ’74 served as Minister of Health of Indonesia from 1988 to 1993. He was previously Directorate-General of Communicable Diseases and Environmental Health. As a government official, he helped expand the use of generic drugs in Indonesia to provide greater access to treatment. He also assessed the impact of expanding immunization programs for children and the transmission of communicable diseases among refugees in Indonesia. In 2010, the Ministry of Health named one of their buildings in his honor and, in 2015, they also named the Integrated Service Building in the Kusta Sitanala Hospital after him to honor his help in building the hospital earlier in his career.

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