Wamena hospital emergency room
Two nurses insert an intravenous drip into Yulianus'* (23) hand. Yulianus has been undergoing ARV therapy for the past two years, but often forgets when he feels well. Feeling weak, with no appetite and coughing blood a local NGO recommended he should go to hospital. He was diagnosed with TB.
Many Papuans are reluctant to go to hospital as most of the staff is non-Papuan leading to cultural and linguistic misunderstandings. The upheaval and the high costs incurred for the family to stay in town or to visit them is another deterrent.
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- Carole Reckinger
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