Solving Stunting Problems Through Indonesian Child Nutrition Operation

Indonesia is still ranked fourth in the world and second in Southeast Asia in the percentage of stunting cases. Through Indonesian Child Nutrition Operation, ACT strives to provide balanced nutrition for children and pregnant women.

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ACT's Humanity Medical Services team with children who are beneficiaries of Indonesian Child Nutrition Operation in Sukabumi Regency, West Java. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, SUKABUMI REGENCY – The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has affected the difficulty of fulfilling the nutritional intake of children and pregnant women, especially among the poor. It causes physical growth disorders in children or often referred to as stunting.

Stunting is one of the crucial problems faced by Indonesia, where the country is still ranked fourth in the world and second in Southeast Asia. The number of stunting cases in Indonesia in 2019 reached 27.67 percent.

Through Indonesian Child Nutrition Operation, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) tries to solve the stunting problem that is still happening. ACT, through Humanity Medical Services Team, launched Indonesian Child Nutrition Operations in Sukabumi Regency, West Java, Monday (8/16/2021).

Harum Aulia Rahmawati, a nutritionist of ACT Humanity Medical Services Team, explains that 37.1 percent of children in Sukabumi Regency are stunted. Sukabumi is one of 13 stunting handling areas in West Java Province.

“Indonesian Child Nutrition Operation in Sukabumi Regency distributed 800 portions of balanced nutritious food to children and pregnant women, as well as a movement to drink one million liters of milk. Insha Allah, this is part of our efforts to prevent stunting," said Hanum. The action was carried out in three sub-districts: Palabuhanratu District, Cikakak District, and Cisolok District.

Sukabumi Regent Marwan Hamami appreciated ACT's Indonesian Child Nutrition Operation. “We are grateful to ACT because Sukabumi Regency is one of the areas where the president is paying attention to stunting cases. We are still at the level above the national average because many of our children are stunted,” said Marwan. Marwan hopes that ACT and the Sukabumi Regency Government can continue to collaborate to minimize the difficulties of the people of Sukabumi Regency.[]