Despite its reputation as a resource-rich country, Indonesia still bears the shame of a problem with stunting, globally having the fifth highest number of cases. The Jakarta Post journalist Moses Ompusunggu examines why Indonesia remains struggling with the issue and what it is doing to address it.

by Moses Ompusunggu

Recently, an auditorium at the Health Ministry in South Jakarta was jam-packed with hundreds of health experts attending a conference called Doctor’s Parade. The day’s star speakers were eight scientists who had just obtained their doctoral degrees from various universities. Among the most awaited presentations from scientists representing government bodies were two nutritionists wh...