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Why Children are Dying of Measles in Papua, Indonesia

Expand A sick child walks after getting medical treatment at Agats village in Asmat district, after the government dispatched military and medical personnel to the remote region of Papua to combat malnutrition and measles, Indonesia, January 22, 2018. © 2018 Reuters A measles outbreak in Indonesia’s Papua province has killed an estimated 100 indigenous Papuan children this month. As measles is easily prevented with a safe and inexpensive vaccine, these deaths should never have happened. The death toll underscores the Indonesian government’s neglect of Papuans’ basic health rights. The government…

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