Saturday, April 25, 2015

1) Islands in focus: Papua aims to eliminate malaria by 2030

2) Free West Papua Campaign Perth -Anzac day
3) Former Wisbech Grammar School pupil Will Millard produces BBC2 documentary investigating Coral Triangle in Pacific


1) Islands in focus: Papua  aims to eliminate malaria  by 2030 
The Jakarta Post, JAYAPURA | Archipelago | Sat, April 25 2015, 10:50 AM - 
JAYAPURA: During the commemoration of World Malaria Day on Friday, Papua province declared it would eliminate malaria by 2030.

“The Health Ministry has set 2026 for Papua to eliminate malaria, but we aim to erase it by 2030,” said Papua Health Office’s AIDS, TB and Malaria Technical Implementation Unit head Ni Yoman Antara in Jayapura on Friday during the World Malaria Day event at Hamadi Square.

Several strategies have been arranged to reach the target, such as the distribution of mosquito nets to every household in Papua, especially in malaria endemic areas and collaboration with the relevant agencies in eradicating malaria mosquito breeding grounds.

“We will work together with other agencies, such as by bringing in mosquito larva-eating fish and organizing a clean and neat environment,” said Yoman. - 


2) Free West Papua Campaign Perth Australia on this ANZAC Day dawn service laid a Morning star wreath on our State War Memorial to ask our ANZACS to help free West Papua.  For our ANZAC Day message, go to:


3) Former Wisbech Grammar School pupil Will Millard produces BBC2 documentary investigating Coral Triangle in Pacific
09:00 25 April 2015
A former Wisbech Grammar School pupil has produced a prime-time BBC2 documentary series about one of the most beautiful marine waters on the planet.
Will Millard, 31, of Upwell, investigates the Coral Triangle in the Western Pacific in a three-part series which has been branded the documentary of the week in the latest edition of the Radio Times.
In the first of the programmes, he meets the Bajau spear fishermen of Indonesia, who are famous for their fishing and swimming skills.
It was during a classics tour of Italy that he decided to be an explorer. He fell in love with West Papua, Indonesia, where he spent the next decade leading jungle expeditions.
Mr Millard, who returned to the school as the guest of honour at a speech day ceremony in 2013, said: “The response has been phenomenal since the broadcast, the first of three, on the Bajau spear fishermen of Indonesia.
“I have had upwards of two thousand messages from people interested in the issues raised in the programme and we’ve been featured in most of the national newspapers.
“It was deeply humbling to spend my time with such unique communities, who show such incredible resilience as their environment changes all around them.”

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