Op-Ed: Stunting Prevention in Indonesia
Indonesia is among the five countries with the highest number of stunting cases globally. While its stunting rate has fallen from 37.2% in 2013 to 27.7% in 2019, more than one in four children remain stunted and unable to realize their full potential. The reason stunting has remained high is because millions of 1,000-day households are missing out on the complete package of services required to move the needle.
Since 2017, the Indonesian Government has had a clear strategy to combat stunting. But reducing stunting in this country is by no means an easy feat, and it requires partnerships and collaboration.