45% Indonesian population threatened by malaria

February 17, 2009

(West Papua Review) a correspondence from Jakarta send an email about an alert of Malaria endemic, including in the peaceful land of Papua. Here is the news:

Feb 16 2009 – As Indonesia now has numerous malaria endemic regions, Health Minister Siti Fadilah Supari said about 45 per cent of its population is at risk of contracting the disease, Antara news agency reported Monday.

“424 of Indonesia’s 495 districts and cities are malaria endemic regions,” she said at a hearing with the House of Representatives (DPR)’s Commission IX dealing with health affairs. Read the rest of this entry »