Sunday, 24 April 2011

MALNUTRITION: Indonesia: W. Jakarta Provides 796 Baby Health Centers to Reduce Malnutrition


The West Jakarta Administration has made 796 baby health centers and 79 nutrition posts in order to fulfill the nutritional needs for infants. The administration is asking the citizens to use the places in because Cengkareng and Kalideres sub-district are vulnerable to malnutrition cases.

Parwathi for West Jakarta Health Agency said the poor of hygiene cultivation at home and other places, as well as economic factors is a major cause of malnutrition case so far.
"The number of malnutrition case is not quite much, but it is existed yearly," she said, Monday (4/18).
In the development of three young babies (under three years) suffering from malnutrition, namely Bintang (10 months) weight of 6.4 kilograms, Salimatun Hasanah (2.3 months) weight 6.2 kilograms and Damar (1.2 months) weight 6.1 kilograms, Parwathi admitted there has no significant developments. While Tirta (2.8 months) weight 9 kilograms, he did not suffering from malnutrition but his posture looks thinner than other babies.
"The result could be seen in two weeks," she added.
However, for the recovery of three infants, her side will continue to provide three stages of recovery that are stabilization, normalization and rehabilitation.

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