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.
Belinda Tanoto, member of Tanoto Foundation’s Board of Trustees, put down her thoughts in today’s op-ed of The Jakarta Post. Tanoto Foundation is an independent family philanthropy organisation founded by Sukanto Tanoto and Tinah Bingei Tanoto in 1981. Read more here.