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Uncen Medical Student Council held seminar on endemic diseases

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Jayapura, Jubi – Student Executive Board of the Faculty of Medicine, Cenderawasih University, Jayapura, examines the symptoms of endemic disease in Papua, by holding a health seminar titled Tropical Diseases in Indonesia, especially Papua.

Tropical diseases such as HIV / AIDS, Vilariasis, Malaria, Frambusia, TBC and Leprosy are reviewed in the forums.

“This seminar is held by Medical Student Council, after being planned for some time and is realized now,” said Student Executive Board Faculty of Medicine Norbert Kemi Bobi to Jubi, Friday (November 24).

Norbert said tropical diseases that have been suffered by Papuan people are expected to be known early on. “Then students analyze the problem of preventing and avoiding it,” Norbert said.

He mentioned the seminar was also attended by eight other Faculties at Uncen campus, including private campus and Papuan youth representatives. The activity is part of dismantling the horizon of medical student thought or nursing, and is expected to give knowledge for young people to be able to understand the disease and advocate health.

Chairman of the committee seminar of tropical diseases, Nadiana Tasya acknowledged that the activity was prepared in a rush about a week before. “But we are grateful that it goes well,” Nadiana said.

She hopes to be able to hold similar activities with careful preparation, so more students from other campuses can be involved. (*)

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Kegiatan Pelatihan Ombusmen Provinsi Papua di Jayapura

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Oil Palm Plantation Seizes Indigenous’ Rights to Land and Education

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Illustration of oil palm plantation in Papua – Jubi

Jayapura, Jubi – A Papuan legislator Maria Elizabet Kaize said the oil palm investments, especially in the southern region of Papua, have seized the indigenous peoples’ lands and corrupted the education of young Papuans.

Maria Kaize, a native woman from Anim Ha customary area, said oil palm plantations give a negative impact on the indigenous children’s education in the district of Merauke, Boven Digoel and surrounding areas because the school-age Papuans prefer to follow their parents than going to school.

“It is true that the awareness among the school-aged Papuan children, especially in southern areas, for schooling needs to be improved. Many of them prefer to follow their parents in the forest,” Maria Kaize answered some questions from Jubi on Thursday (19/04/2018).

She took Bio area of Boven Digoel District as an example. In this area, many school-aged children join their parents as palm oil workers. Her sister, who is a local teacher, told her about this information.  She further said that the similar thing also happened Genyem and Lereh, Jayapura District, when the oil palm companies just operated in those areas.

“According to a teacher from Genyem whom I met some time ago, they went to the oil palm plantation for looking the children. Maybe this method can be used in some districts in the southern Papua. However, it needs support from the government, customary and church leaders as well as the community,” she said.

When meeting with Hilal Elver, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, a local leader from Keerom, Servius Servo said the transition of community land to oil palm plantation harmed the local people because it rated very cheap.  In fact, in some cases, they changed it with sugar and salt.

“Besides for oil palm plantations, community and sago forests mostly used for road construction and government infrastructure,” Servius said. (*)

Reporter: Arjuna Pademme

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Solidarity for PNG earthquake collects Rp 40 million

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General coordinator and secretary of solidarity, Samuel Awom and Kris Dogopia – Jubi / Agus Pabika.

 

Jayapura, Jubi – West Papua Solidarity for the victims of the earthquake in Papua New Guinea collected Rp 40 million and 520 thousand during fundraising held from March 15 to April 15, 2018.  Donators are individual, churches, mosques as well as other interfaith organisations. Despite cash, people also donate their wearable clothes, stated the Coordinator Samuel Awom in a press conference held at the Taburia Dormitory in Padang Bulan on Tuesday (17/4/18).

“This collected money will be sent directly to our friends in Vanimo.” The fundraising held in any part of Jayapura City, including Jayapura, Abepura, Sentani and Youtefa traditional market.

Meanwhile, the Secretary Kris Dogopia said this was an act of humanitarian solidarity without any political interests.

“We want to give a good example to Papuan people of helping others because solidarity is universal. And this is purely solidarity for humanity,” said Dogopia. (*)

 

Reporter: Aguz Pabika

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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