Minister echoes importance of balanced nutrition to prevent stunting

Minister echoes importance of balanced nutrition to prevent stunting

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Muhadjir Effendy, via a press release on Friday, spotlighted the significance of balanced vitamin as one of many efforts to forestall stunting.

To this finish, the federal government continues to conduct complete intervention to forestall stunting, he said.

“An instance of that is via the blood complement tablets provision program for teenage women and supplementary vitamin program for pregnant moms,” he famous.

According to Effendy, the availability of blood complement tablets is essential to forestall anemia and enhance the well being of teenage women, who will grow to be moms.

When these women marry sooner or later and grow to be pregnant, their well being shall be in good situation, and they’re going to additionally give beginning to wholesome infants, he elaborated.

The minister additionally expects regional governments to proceed to strengthen training and dissemination of data on the significance of balanced vitamin for pregnant moms and infants in addition to the significance of stopping anemia in teenage women.

Meanwhile, Health Quality Improvement and Population Development Coordination Deputy on the ministry Agus Suprapto remarked that the federal government continues to make sure success of dietary consumption for pregnant moms.

This is undertaken via built-in well being posts (posyandus) in addition to public well being facilities (puskesmas).

“The authorities continues to enhance puskesmas with USG to enhance identification of pregnant moms. Meanwhile, in the course of the post-labor interval, this system to assist the success of infants’ animal protein consumption can also be performed,” he remarked.

This effort is undertaken to attain the stunting discount goal in 2024, Suprapto famous.

“As everyone knows, stunting prevalence needs to be decreased by three p.c per 12 months till 14 p.c in 2024. Meanwhile, the present stunting prevalence is 24.4 p.c,” he remarked.

This determine was obtained from the 2021 Indonesian Infants’ Nutrition Status Survey (SSGBI).

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