On November 1, 2009, a project to expand
training in first aid and disaster relief began in the city of Jayapura.
Papua, the easternmost province of Indonesia,
is regularly shaken by earthquakes. The regions around the cities of Jayapura,
Biak, Manokwari and Nabire are the worst affected.
The provision of medical care in Papua
is difficult. Immediately following a disaster, the population often has
to rely on itself, as medical assistance can't always quickly push through
to all parts of the region. Large distances separate the villages, which