Endang Rahayu Sedyaningsih

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Endang Rahayu Sedyaningsih
18th Health Minister of Indonesia
In office
October 22, 2009 – April 30, 2012
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
Preceded by Siti Fadillah Supari
Succeeded by Nafsiah Mboi
Personal details
Born (1955-02-01)February 1, 1955
Jakarta, Indonesia
Died May 2, 2012(2012-05-02) (aged 57)
Jakarta, Indonesia
Nationality Indonesian
Spouse(s) Dr. Reanny Mamahit, SpOG, MM
Children Arinanda Wailan Mamahit
Awandha Raspati Mamahit
Rayinda Raumanen Mamahit
Alma mater University of Indonesia
Harvard School of Public Health
Profession Physician
Religion Islam

Endang Rahayu Sedyaningsih (1 February 1955 – 2 May 2012) was an Indonesian physician, researcher, and author. She served as Minister of Health of the Republic of Indonesia from October 22, 2009 until April 30, 2012.


Sedyaningsih began her career in 1979 as a clinician in the Jakarta Pertamina Hospital. She joined the public health service in 1980 and worked in remote areas as the Head of Waipare Health Center in East Nusa Tenggara for three years. In 1983, she moved to Jakarta and continued working in the public health service with the Jakarta Provincial Health Office. In 1997, she joined the National Institute of Health Research and Development (NIHRD) of the Indonesian Ministry of Health.

Research work[edit]

Sedyaningsih worked as a researcher in the Center of Disease Control Research and Program Development, NIHRD for more than a decade. For 6 months in 2001, she spent her time working at the World Health Organization Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. From 1997 to 2006, Sedyaningsih held an important position at the World Health Organization’s headquarters in Geneva, as a technical adviser in the department of communicable disease surveillance and response.[1] She was appointed as the Director of the Center of Biomedical Research and Program Development, NIHRD in 2007. Sedyaningsih was given notable credit by her fellow researchers for her courage in having helped devise the GISAID sharing mechanism,[2] playing a constructive role in global health.[3]

Minister of Health[edit]

22 October 2009, Sedyaningsih was appointed as the Minister of Health of the Republic of Indonesia by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and joined his cabinet which is called the Second Unified Indonesia Cabinet.[4] She succeeded her former supporter and boss Siti Fadillah Supari who had initially expressed her disappointment over the Sedyaningsih's appointment as her replacement.[5]


In October 2010 she was diagnosed with lung cancer and underwent extensive treatment. On April 20, 2012, she was admitted to Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital (Rumah Sakit Cipto Mangunkusumo, RSCM) due to continuous pain. On April 26, 2012, when President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono visited her in the hospital, she tendered her resignation as Minister of Health due to ill-health. On April 30, 2012, Keputusan Presiden (Presidential Decree) No. 46/P/2012 was signed by President Yudhoyono, ending Sedyaningsih's term as Indonesia's Minister of Health.

Sedyaningsih died at the age of 57 on 2 May 2012 in RSCM, Jakarta.[6][7][8] President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono presided over her state funeral the next day[9] at the Heroes Plaza, San Diego Hills Memorial Park, Karawang, West Java.[10]


Sedyaningsih received her medical degree in 1979 from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Indonesia, and her Master of Public Health (MPH) and Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degrees in Social Epidemiology from Harvard School of Public Health in 1997.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Sedyaningsih was married to Dr. Reanny Mamahit, an obstetrics and gynaecology specialist and Director of RSUD Tangerang (Tangerang Region Public Hospital). The couple had two sons and a daughter.[12]


  1. ^ Dessy Sagita (29 October 2009). "Cabinet 2009: Health, Endang Rahayu Sedyaningsih". The Jakarta Globe. Archived from the original on 2 January 2010. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "GISAID EpiFlu(TM) Database Access Agreement". GISAID Foundation. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  3. ^ GISAID Consortium (2 May 2012). "Farewell to Endang R. Sedyaningsih". GISAID Foundation. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Indonesia, Dr. Endang Rahayu Sedyaningsih, MPH, Dr. PH., Minister of Health". 
  5. ^ Dessy Sagita (29 October 2009). "Cabinet 2009: Health, Endang Rahayu Sedyaningsih". The Jakarta Globe. Archived from the original on 2 January 2010. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Hospitalised Indonesian health minister resigns". 
  7. ^ "Menkes Meninggal Dunia". 
  8. ^ "Endang Rahayu Sedyaningsih". Archived from the original on 2012-05-06. 
  9. ^ Elly Burhaini Faizal (4 May 2012). "Health minister remembered for her dedication to the people". The Jakarta Post. Archived from the original on 28 May 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  10. ^ "Endang Rahayu Dimakamkan di Lokasi Khusus". 
  11. ^ "Speaker Biographies and Images. Australasian HIV / AIDS Conference 2010". Retrieved 2009-10-22. 
  12. ^ -sedyaningsih-I-never-thought-% E2% 80% A6 "Endang Sedyaningsih: I'm Not Thinking ..." Check |url= value (help). Pos City. Retrieved 2009-10-22. [permanent dead link]

External links[edit]

  • Ministry of Health, Republic of Indonesia [1]
Political offices
Preceded by
Siti Fadillah Supari
Minister of Health
22 October 2009 - 30 April 2012
Succeeded by
Nafsiah Mboi