Papua’s deadly measles outbreak shows decades of neglect, experts say

Indonesia’s battle to stem a deadly measles outbreak among malnourished children in Papua is doomed to be repeated unless the government helps lift the isolated region out of grinding poverty, observers say.
Some 800 children have fallen ill and as many as 100 others, mostly toddlers, are feared to have died in what Jakarta called an “extraordinary” outbreak that was first made public this month.
At an overwhelmed hospital in Agats, one of the worst-affected communities, rail-…