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Monday, February 12, 2018

Anung Sugihantono, Director-General of Public Health: The Regional Government Must Also Take Responsibility

The Health Ministry is in the spotlight due to an epidemic of measles and malnutrition in Papua's Asmat Regency. Some have accused the Ministry of being slow to act, resulting in the deaths of 72 Asmat residents.

The Health Ministry's director-general of public health, Anung Sugihantono, denied being slow in anticipating the tragedy in that south Papuan regency. "In October 2017, we gave data on 183 children in Asmat…

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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.