Papua Provincial Government Shocked about 61 Asmat Children Died from Bad Nutrition
The Provincial Health Office of Papua shocked about the existence of church reports from Asmat Districts that related to the deaths of 61 children due to the malnutrition and measles diseases. This incident was the last extraoordinary incident of an similar case that happened in 2011. According to Ministry of Health data, there are 646 children affected by measles outbreak and 144 children suffering from malnutrition in Asmat. Also found 25 children suspected of measles and four children affected by measles and malnutrition.
Geographical conditions and lack of medical personnel and food are the main causes of malnutrition in Asmat.