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Nduga Plans Mass Immunization Program in Eight Health Centers

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Medical staff taken sample of blood of Mbua residents - Jubi

Medical staff taken sample of blood of Mbua residents – Jubi

Wamena, Jubi – Eight community health centers in Nduga Regency are planning a mass immunization program that will be held at Mbua, Mbumuyalma and Dal sub-districts.

The head of the Health Problem Monitoring at the Nduga Health Office, Amad Lokbere, said on Friday (22/1/2016) in Wamena, Jayawijaya Regency that the program has been partially implemented in January and would be run until March 2016 that continue with the launching of National Immunization Week on a large scale.

“National Immunization Week would be held in March 2016 in Nduga Regency, and the event would be organized by Papua and Nduga health offices,” he said.

Meanwhile both provincial and regional health offices are still providing health service and treatment to recover the exceptional case of pertussis in Mbua sub-district.

“Nduga Regional Health Office has formed a team and we already went to the field in order to follow up this exceptional case in Nduga, we also have provided treatment there,” he said.

Earlier, the Papua Health Office Chief, Aloysius Giyai, said he has deployed a team to assist the recovery of pertussis patients in Mbua sub-district. The team has been departed on Wednesday (20/1/2016).

Team Coordinator Yamamoto Sasarari said the team consist of doctors, supervisor on immunization, nurses and analysts from Papua Health Office and Mbua sub-district Health Center Chief held a free health service and immunization program in Mbua sub-district.

“It is the fourth time the team provide health service in Mbua sub-district. During the service conducted for two days on Thursday to Friday (21-22/01), the number of residents came for treatment are approximately 200, that are consisting of 70 toddlers and 107 adults,” he said. (*/rom)

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Strengthening the soul of leadership, AWWEGIPBY held a debate event

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A student answering questions from the host. – Jubi/David Sobolim

Jayapura, Jubi – The Student Association of Apahapsili, Welarek, Werenggik- Elelim-Silika, Pagai dan Benawa (HMP-AWWEGIPBY) recently held a debate event in Jayapura to promote the leadership among students.

Both junior and senior students from second and eighth semester participated in the event which held on Wednesday (6/6/2018) with a theme ‘Student Eligibility Test in Leading Organisation’.

“We examined their understanding about the organisation through a debate,” said Zan Faluk, the Chairman of AWWEGIPBY.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Commission C of Yalimo House of Representatives Alexander Walilo, who attended the event as a panellist, said he gave his support and appreciated this event because he thought it contributes to the development of Yalimo future leaders.

“All the time, the students only watched the debate of governor or regent candidates on television. Now they took a good initiative to carry out the debate,” he said. (*)

 

Reporter: David Sobolim

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Literacy learning at the University of Cenderawasih

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Elementary school children when visiting a literacy stall in the auditorium of Uncen- Jubi/David Sobolim

Jayapura, Jubi – To introduce the importance of literacy to pupils and college students in Papua, Yayasan Nusantara Sejati in cooperation with the Australian Government, UNICEF Papua and Papua Provincial Education Office and Jayapura Regional Education Office open a literacy stall in a parking lot of the auditorium of the University of Cenderawasih (Uncen) Abepura.

Arlenia Sitepesi, the Chairman Committee of Yayasan Nusantara Sejati, told Jubi on Thursday (7/6/2018) that the exhibition involved twenty schools and five replication schools from the city and district of Jayapura.

“We invite the nearby schools, such as from Abepura, Kotaraja and surrounding areas to participate in the various competitions held.”

The Secretary of Papua Provincial Education Office Protasius Lobya said this literacy program has gained a national recognation and would apply throughout of Indonesia.

Therefore, Papua should be proud of it. “We must support the Papuan context in literacy because it has included in the Special Regulation No. 3 and the Papua Governor’s Regulation No. 23. Budget on education in Papua is very high, so we should support it.” (*)

Reporter: David Sobolim

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Papua’s legislator: Free from rubella and measles shouldn’t be a media campaign only

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Vice-Chairwoman of the Commission V of the Papua House of Representative for Health and Education Maria Duwitau. – Jubi/Arjuna Pademme

Jayapura, Jubi – The Vice Chairwoman of the Commission V of the Papua House of Representative for Health and Education Maria Duwitau warned the provincial government not set a goal for Papuan children to be free from rubella and measles only on media.

She further said it is difficult to actualise this goal if the access to health services including the regular immunisation program has not been optimal since it has not reached remote areas yet.

“There is a query that should be answered immediately before the government’s commitment to free a million of children from the threat of rubella and measles,” said Duwitau on Thursday (7/6/2018).

Furthermore, she said if the Papua Provincial Government really committed to this goal, they should optimise the health services including the regular immunisation program by developing the local health facilities.

Meanwhile, the Head of Papua’s Health Office Aloysius Giyai admitted that this province still has a problem with the regular immunisation program. The participation rate is below 80 per cent in most districts, which is under the national target.

“Even in some districts with high participation rate, the Universal Child Immunisation (UCI) rate is also below 80 per cent,” said Giyai. (*)

Reporter: Arjuna Pademme

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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