Freeport and Citizens are Committed to Eradicate Malaria in Mimika

25 April 2022

Malaria still becomes the number one problem that must be handled in Mimika Regency, Papua. This region is contributing to 40% of malaria infections nationally. That is why PT Freeport Indonesia is committed to reducing the numbers through various malaria programs. “We know that malaria is the main problem but do not forget that there is the COVID-19 pandemic that hit us in 2019 until now,” said Manager Community Economic Development PTFI, Yohanes Bewahan to, Monday (25/4/ 2022).

He said PT Freeport continues to be committed to maintaining the health of its workers and community in the mining operation area through the malaria program. “On this World Malaria Day which falls on April 25, 2022, we Freeport invites workers and the community to work together to prevent malaria transmission by avoiding mosquito bites," he said.

He also asked Freeport workers to take medicines or seek medical assistance at Freeport and government health facilities if they experience malaria symptoms. They are also asked to take medicine until it runs out so that malaria can be cured according to the instructions of health workers. "Our motto is the same, work together to eradicate malaria in Mimika nationally by 2030," he hoped.

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