14,000 Officers to Secure Papua Elections

The Papua Police Force has deployed 14,000 of personnel to secure the regional head elections of 2018. The security personnel are members of the Indonesian National Police (TNI) and the Community Protection (Linmas). “We are posting some 14,000 officers more personnel to secure the elections there,” Papua Police spokesman Comr. AM Kamal said in South Jakarta, Wednesday, January 17. Kamal […]

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Measles Outbreak, 39 Health Professionals Dispatched to Papua

The health ministry has dispatched 39 health professionals from various fields to help the local government’s health office handle the increase in the number of cases of malnutrition and measles in Asmat District, Papua Province. “The Ministry of Health has readied professionals to strengthen the health service team there by sending 39 health workers,” Head of the ministry’s Public Relations […]

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TNI Personnel Sent to Papua to Help Fight Health Crisis

The government is deploying military paramedics to carry food and vaccines to a remote part of Papua. Reports say at least 61 infants died from malnutrition and measles outbreak. The health ministry said in its statement it has dispatched 39 health professionals from various fields to help handle the health crisis in Asmat District, Papua. The Indonesian military (TNI) has […]

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Social affairs ministry sends food to tackle measles, malnutrition in Asmat

The Ministry of Social Affairs has sent food to tackle the extraordinary outbreaks of measles and malnutrition in Asmat District, Papua. Social Affairs Minister Idrus Marham, through a written statement received by ANTARA on Tuesday, announced that 16 thousand packages of canned food, valued at Rp725 million, had been sent to Papua on Sunday (Jan 14) and has been gradually […]

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