Health Minister Budi Ensures Stunting Management in Regions – Sehat Negeriku

Semarang, December 3, 2022

On Friday (2/12) Health Minister Budi G Sadikin paid short visits to different points in Kudus Regency area, Central Java to directly monitor the stunting management in the regions.

In accordance with directives from President Joko Widodo, Indonesia must accelerate its stunting management to 14% by the end of 2024.

As a follow-up, 12 provinces were determined that need to focus on stunting reduction acceleration, consisting of seven provinces with the highest stunting prevalence, namely, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), West Sumatra , Aceh, West Nusa Tenggara ( NTB), South Kalimantan, Southeast Sulawesi. In addition to the five provinces with the most cases, namely West Java, East Java, Central Java, North Sumatra and Banten.

During his visit to the Posyandu at Glagahwaru village office, the Health Minister saw firsthand the health services and the dialogue with cadres on stunting management.

Then a home visit was also carried out to 2 stunted children who live nearby to see firsthand the condition of the child, then the Minister of Health spoke to the family, and provided a care package to meet the feeding the baby.

The next point of visit was at the Undaan Health Center, where in addition to reviewing the process and progress of stunting treatment, the Health Minister also saw the laboratory equipment for screening treatment of other diseases such as diabetes and tuberculosis. Then on the occasion of the last visit to the RSUD, dr. Loekmono Hadi, Minister of Health, reviewed the development plan of the hospital and discussed the management and funding flow for children with rickets who were transferred from puskesmas to the hospital.

Stunting is still a public health concern in Indonesia. Mitigation efforts continue to reach the 14% target by the end of 2024.
Nationally, the prevalence of stunting decreased, from 27.67% (Indonesian Toddler Nutrition Status Survey, 2019) to 24.4% in 2021 (SSGI, 2021).

Specific interventions are needed to treat stunting, starting with interventions done before the baby is born, through young women consuming blood supplement tablets (TTD), pregnant women consuming iron supplement tablets during pregnancy , pregnant women with chronic energy deficiency (KEK) receiving additional nutritional supplement,

Interventions are also carried out after the birth of the child, through infants under 6 months receiving exclusive breastfeeding, infants aged 6 to 23 months receiving breast milk complementary foods (MP-ASI) , monitoring their growth and development, undernourished children receiving additional nutritional support, feeding young children Children suffering from malnutrition receive malnutrition management services, young children receive comprehensive basic immunisation.

This news was broadcast by the Bureau of Communication and Public Services, Ministry of Health of the Republic of Indonesia. For more information, please contact the Halo Ministry of Health hotline number via hotline number 1500-567, SMS 081281562620, fax (021) 5223002, 52921669 and email address [email protected] ( DS/NI).

Head of the Communications and Public Service Office

dr. Sites Nadia Tarmizi, M. Epid

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