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Severe malnutrition and severe acute malnutition rates in Indonesia are over the emergency levels defined by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

In spite of a very strong economic upturn over the last few years, poverty, unemployment, corruption, and the lack of facilities are still present in Indonesia. With respect to health and nutrition, the indicators - state of health of the population and sanitary facilities, access to medical services and quality of care - are very worrying. The global severe malnutrition rate stands at 21.2% and that of severe acute malnutrition at 3.9% - over the emergency levels defined by the WHO.

Moreover, in a country where there is extreme inequality, and exposure to natural disasters, the climactic threats have a greater effect on vulnerable communities.

People we helped in 2017

What we are doing

In 2017, we continued collaborating with the Indonesian Ministry for Health as lead on community-based management of acute malnutrition. This included:

  • Screening
  • Admission to services
  • Treatment of severe acute malnutrition

Our teams have continued to deliver programmes in water, sanitation and hygiene to respond to water needs of communities and the impact of El Niño. They have also implemented a project targeting 49 health centres in Kupang District. The project includes training and support to staff in order to strengthen the capacities of the health system in the fight against malnutrition.

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