Mon, 29 Aug 1994

Professor for Haryono

BANJARMASIN, South Kalimantan: State Minister of Population/Chairman of the Coordinating Board for Family Planning Haryono Suyono will be named honorary professor in community health from the Surabaya-based Airlangga University.

The Antara news agency said yesterday the ceremony would be held at the university on Sept. 12.

Haryono has been campaigning for the promotion of family health since the government launched the national family planning program in 1970.

For the current government-sponsored "happy family" campaign, he suggested that people in rural areas care more about cleanliness by cementing their floors.

"It sounds simplistic but cementing the floor can protect the family from various disease such as respiratory infection and skin rashes," he says. (pan)