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Lack of awareness makes stunting major problem in Manggarai

  • Markus Makur and Aman Rochman

    The Jakarta Post

Manggarai/Malang   /   Mon, December 9 2019   /  01:04 am
Healthy weight: An officer measures the weight of a toddler at an integrated health services post (Posyandu) in Tangkilsari village in Malang, East Java, on Nov. 27. During his visit to the Posyandu, Vice President Ma’ruf Amin reiterated the government’s commitment to ensuring that every baby is born healthy and with sufficient nutrition. (JP/Aman Rochman)(Posyandu) in Tangkilsari village in Malang, East Java, on Nov. 27. During his visit to the Posyandu, Vice President Ma’ruf Amin reiterated the government’s commitment to ensuring that every baby is born healthy and with sufficient nutrition. (JP/Aman Rochman)

Healthy weight: An officer measures the weight of a toddler at an integrated health services post (Posyandu) in Tangkilsari village in Malang, East Java, on Nov. 27. During his visit to the Posyandu, Vice President Ma’ruf Amin reiterated the government’s commitment to ensuring that every baby is born healthy and with sufficient nutrition. (JP/Aman Rochman)Stunting is a serious health problem in Manggarai, East Nusa Tenggara, with some 43 percent of children aged below 5 prone to impaired growth and development, according to a 2018 research study conducted by the Health Ministry.Though the figure is a significant decrease compared to that of 2013, which estimated 58 percent of children were prone to stunting, any rate of stunting over 20 percent is considered by the World Health Organization to be very serious.A staff member of the Manggarai Health Agency’s community health division...