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Monday, February 12, 2018

Malnutrition Maladies

After officially being part of Indonesia for half a century now, the Province of Papua continues to face health problems. Medical facilities and programs of the central and regional governments have been unable to stem the high level of illnesses and deaths in this area affectionately known as Bumi Cenderawasih (the land of the bird of paradise). Since August 2017, Tempo visited three large hospitals in Papua, namely the Jayapura,…

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Monday, February 12, 2018

The Malady of Papua

Young coconut shell was on the lunch menu of Fransisca Patatcot and her son on Saturday two weeks ago. Sitting next to each other on the wooden porch of the Santo Petrus Paulus Church, Pulau Tiga District, Asmat Regency, Papua, they snacked on the coconut shell. When the coconut shell was finished, she began eating the husk.