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YAPKEMA PANIAI HOLDS CONDOM TRAINING FOR FIELD FACILITATORS

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The YAPKEMA in Paniai held condom use training (Jubi)

The YAPKEMA in Paniai held condom use training (Jubi)

Jayapura, 24/2 (Jubi) – The YAPKEMA (Community Welfare Development Foundation) in Paniai held condom use training to selected people willing to take part in the campaign in some remote areas as part of efforts to prevent the transmission of HIV/AIDS .

The executive director of YAPKEMA Paniai, Hanok Herison Pigai told tabloidjubi.com on Monday (24/2) the training was held in Enarotali, with six field coordinators participating.

After the training, they will be sent to the districts of Kebo, Paniai Barat, Yatamo, Paniai Timur and Bibida to disseminate information about the importance of the use of condoms to prevent HIV/AIDS .

He further said since the practice of changing sexual partners among local communities remain common, YAPKEMA continues to provide capacity building to field facilitators who will transfer their knowledge to villagers in the remote areas.

According to a survey conducted by YAPKEMA Paniai in November, about 38 percent of local residents said they had mutually unfaithful spouses or life partners and admitted to having sex with different partners other than their wives. Only 14% of the respondents said they used condoms.

In light of the results of the survey, Pigai said it is extremely important to disseminate information about condom use to local communities.

A resident, Mama Yulince  urged men not to have sex with those other than their wives, because they can transmitt diseases to their spouses.

Separately, the Head of Health Department of Paniai Regency, Robby Kayami said the government will continue a public counseling program and blood tests as part of the implementation of the public declaration on the prevention of HIV/AIDS at Karel Gobay Soccer Stadium in Enarotali some time ago.

He admitted that deaths from HIV/AIDS in Paniai were on the increase and because of that his office is conducting a campaign on  healthy living and safe sex, personal hygiene and the consumption of health foods and drinks.  (Jubi/Markus You/rom)

Environment

Marine debris affect fish quality in Jayapura

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A fisherman moored his boat in Engros, Youtefa. – Jubi / Agus Pabika

Jayapura, Jubi – Womsumbro, a fisherman who’s one of the recipients of the Cold Chain System (SRD), told Jubi that the household rubbish from the city residents become a problem for some fishermen as it pollutes the marine habitat.

“When we run our boats, the machine is often stuck because it hit the garbage. There are many types of marine debris such as plastic bottles, disposable diapers or sanitary napkins which also affect the quality of the fish we caught,” he said on Tuesday (07/31/2018).

Meanwhile, Jayapura Deputy Mayor H. Rustan Saru hopes the SRD program by Jayapura Municipal Government via the Fisheries Office can improve the quality of the fish.

“We should ensure that the quality of fish for the market or human consumption is good. The rubbish has not just created a problem but also reduced the quality of fish.” (*)

 

Reporter: Agus Pabika

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Environment

Local communities work together to combat city waste in Nabire

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Wate Tribal Chief Yohan Raiki / Wana (holding a black plastic bag), is picking up trash with Amoye Community on the green path located in the front of Malompo Nabire Catholic Church. – Jubi / Titus Ruban.

Nabire, Jubi – Nabire has struggled with the problem of city waste. A pile of garbage is stacked in the markets and scattered along the coastal area and the river, especially in a green path area started from Tugu Cenderawasih to in front of Nabire General Hospital.

A local community, Amoye Community who is part of Kopena (Komunitas Peduli Nabire), initiated an act of cleaning garbage every week along the path. However, it doesn’t work alone. On Tuesday afternoon (24/7/2018), Amoye Community along with Wate Tribal Council (WTA), who is one of the landowners in Nabire City, cleaned the green path.

Yohan Raiki/Wanaha, the Wate Tribal Chief of sub-village Oyehe, said Nabire City is like a house of everyone. Whoever you are, no matter which tribe you come from or what your religion is, as long as you live in Nabire, we have an obligation to the environment,” he said on Thursday (24/7/2018) after doing the activity.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Amoye Community Bentot Yatipai said the Regional Regulation on Waste Management actually has been approved and legalised by Nabire House of Representatives six months ago.

“The regulation has sent to the Legal Bureau Office of the Provincial Government for further legitimation. However, it has no answer yet. (*)

 

Reporter: Titus Ruban

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Waste Bank Kenambai Umbai started from a desire of clean city

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Activity in the Waste Bank Kenambai Umbai. – Jubi/BSKU Doc

Sentani, Jubi – Wawa Farah, the Director of the Waste Bank ‘Kenambai Umbai’ where located in Jayapura District, has the fruit of the spirit to create a clean environment for Jayapura District and Jayapura City. It’s a reason she established a waste bank.

“I was touched and moved by the beauty of the land of Papua as featured in Edo Kondologit’s song, a little paradise that fell to the earth,” she said in Sentani on Saturday (21/7/2018).

She explained that each plastic waste has the different price, it goes approximately Rp 1,500 to Rp 2,500 per kilogram.

“The most expensive is a sort of mixed-type plastic such as cracked basin, whereas used plastic bottles are considerably cheaper between Rp 1,000 and Rp 1,500 per kilogram,” she said.

Meanwhile, Rina, a worker at the Waste Bank Kenambai Umbai, said workers are not only sorting out of the garbage but also going out around of Sentani City (Jayapura District) to collect used plastic bottles from kiosks or machine shops.

“Yesterday we had to go around the city to collect the garbage. We came to several machine shops to buy used oil bottles and some shops to collect the used mineral water bottles.” (*)

 

Reporter: Yance Wenda

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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