The health of 25 million toddlers across the archipelago is at risk as the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted services provided by the integrated health services posts (Posyandu), according to data from the Indonesian Medical Association (IDI).The disruption had caused millions of children to lose access to regular immunization, vitamin A supplementation and developmental monitoring and screening, IDI chairman Daeng M. Faqih said.He has urged Posyandu to continue operating as usual amid the pandemic to prevent long-term health effects on the children.”The health effects felt by the children would also result in a huge financial loss for their families, regions and the country in the short or long run,” Daeng said as reported by tribunnews.com.Recent data from the Health Ministry revealed that 89.3 percent of basic services provided by Posyandu could not be optimally carried out during the pandemic, making many pregnant women unable to get sufficient prenatal care. Read also: Parents worried about vaccinating children amid pandemic: SurveyDaeng further said the regional administrations should prioritize basic health care for children and pregnant women through Posyandu.”Based on the World Health Organization’s recommendation, the country should ensure residents can still access essential health services [amid the pandemic],” he said.In early September, KawalCOVID-19, a volunteer group that independently records virus case numbers and deaths in Indonesia, reported that Indonesia was among the countries with the highest COVID-19 death rate among children.KawalCOVID-19 cofounder Ainun Najib said that, according to national COVID-19 task force data, the case fatality rate (CFR) among Indonesian children aged 0-17 years was 0.9 percent, surpassing the United States, the country worst-hit by the pandemic, which has a CFR among children of 0.02 percent.“That means that 145 of 16,007 infected children of the age group have died,” Ainun said. (nal)Topics :
Asmir Begovic, Stoke City’s goalkeeper, is urging children across Staffordshire to score a victory against hatred and intolerance by playing in a nationwide football tournament to mark the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide.Secondary school teachers in Staffordshire can enter their students in Remembering Srebrenica’s 8-3-7-2 Tournament, which aims to unite 8372 young people in 380 schools across the country to play football on the same day – Friday, June 5.The event is being backed by Bosnia-Herzegovina international ‘keeper Begovic . It aims to encourage pupils to learn lessons from the genocide. The figure 8372 represents the number of individuals who lost their lives during the atrocity in eastern Bosnia-Herzegovina in July 1995.The Stoke City star, who was forced to leave Bosnia-Herzegovina as a child during the 1992-1995 conflict, is tournament ambassador.(Source: Staffordshire Newsletter)
Portland Trail Blazers center and Bosnia native Jusuf Nurkic caused a stir with a t-shirt he chose to wear during the win of his team over the Denver Nuggets in Game 6 of the NBA Eastern Western Conference semifinals Thursday (9/5).Nurkic’s shirt featured the names of nine Bosnian soldiers who were killed during the war in BiH. These soldiers are heroes in BiH but they are considered war criminals by some Balkan people due to their alleged involvement in the murder of civilians.Nurkic’s outfit brought multiple reactions on social media. He was criticized for his choice that was seen as provocative by some, especially considering the fact that Serbian center – and Nurkic’s former Nuggets teammate – Nikola Jokic was on the floor.
EXCLUSIVE: Gardai have launched a manhunt after a pilot was forced to abandon a landing in snow and then land after a laser was shone at his plane at Carrickfin Airport.The pilot was attempting to land the flight last night (SUN) in poor weather conditions when the terrifying incident happened.The pilot was left dazzled but managed to land the plane. The pilot had originally been forced to circle the area several times before making a successful landing.The incident has been reported to the Gardai who are carrying out a full investigation.Loganair chief operating officer Phil Preston confirmed to Donegal Daily that the incident took place during poor weather conditions.“Flight BE6976 was en route from Dublin, with 18 passengers and three crew on board, at the time of the incident around 20.20 on Sunday night. “The laser was observed by the flight crew as it approached Donegal, and they reported it to air traffic control, who passed on the information to the Garda.“The incident took place during a critical phase of flight when pilots are completing pre-landing checks and monitoring weather conditions, which were poor at the time with snow showers.“This was the second attempt at landing, and it was completed despite the laser targeting of the aircraft.”The spokesman for the Scottish airline said they have encountered such problems before and people have been brought before the courts.“We have had a number of such incidents in Scotland, and we always work closely with air traffic control and the police to pinpoint the source of the laser beams. “Successful prosecutions have been brought for a number of similar offences and we will support every effort to identify and prosecute offenders in this latest incident.”A spokesman for the Garda Press Office confirmed that Gardai at Bunbeg are carrying out an investigation.Nobody was injured during the incident.GARDAI INVESTIGATE LASER ATTACK ON PLANE LANDING AT DONEGAL AIRPORT was last modified: March 12th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:carrickfinDonegal AirportGardailaser attack