Environmental Factors Affect Health in Papua


Jayapura, Jubi – Papua Provincial Health Director, drg. Aloysius Giyai said healthy living should start from ourselves by keeping the surrounding environment clean.

Reflecting from Nduga case, the main problem is the environment that is not properly maintained so that the seeds of the disease began to grow and infecting the human body.

“Healthy living needs intake of balanced nutrition and environment needs to support health,” said Aloysius some time ago in Jayapura.

Aloysius also added that health is a determining factor for the welfare of people.

“So many deaths were mostly caused by diseases such as cholera, typhoid fever, malaria, and many more types of diseases that always haunt the people of Papua,” he said.


“Generally, people tend to pay attention to health when they are sick. Yet, it can be prevented as early as possible to maintain our environment clean,” he said.

Mika Manubui (38) agreed with his statements, but there are several factors that affect the health of the people of Papua.

“The factors, among others, factors such as culture, lifestyle, level of education, level of prosperity,” he said. (Roy Ratumakin)

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