Breaking the Chain of Anemia Begins in the First 1000 Days of Life and Adolescence

WARTAKOTALIVE.COM, JAKARTA – The pandemic has drawn attention to Covid-19.

Even the Indonesian government also provides free hospital care, burials, and free vaccinations for Covid-19.

The pandemic teaches us to maintain cleanliness, follow health protocols, and consume balanced nutrition so that our immune system is strong and prevents disease.

However, nutritional issues are still homework.

Nutritional problems, whether malnutrition or excess nutrition, can increase susceptibility to other diseases, particularly the risk of non-communicable diseases.

According to the 2018 Basic Health Research (Riskesdas), figures stunting reached 30.8 percent and has reached the world rank 4.

Meanwhile, 48.9 percent of pregnant women, 32 percent of adolescents 15-24, and 38.5 percent of children under five had anemia.

Beware 1 in 3 children in Indonesia have anemia, the impact can arise brain damage

Balanced Nutrition is the Key to Strengthening the Body’s Resistance to Face Covid-19

Anemia is a health problem in the world. Both in developed and developing countries such as Indonesia.

Globally, around 50-60 percent figure anemia caused due to iron deficiency or so-called anemia iron deficiency (ADB).

The resulting negative impact anemia iron deficiency affects the quality of human resources across generations.

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