Anambas Regency Is "Sprayed" By Coordinating Minister For Human Development And Culture Because Of High Stunting Rates
Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Muhadjir Effendi/Photo: Antara

PONTIANAK - Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture (Menko PMK), Muhadjir Effendy emphasized that Sambas Regency should work hard in dealing with stunting cases in the area, which is still quite high, at 32.6 percent. master the problem of stunting," said Muhadjir Effendy while attending a webinar, dialogue and appreciation of the Proud Kencana program as well as the acceleration of stunting reduction in the context of the 29th Virtual National Family Day (harganas) in Sambas, Thursday, July 7. The National Population and Family Planning Agency (BKKBN) Hasto Wardoyo. Muhadjir reminded that until now the prevalence of stunting in Sambas Regency is still at 32.6 percent or still very high. hard work is still needed to increase human resources, especially reducing stunting," he said p Antara. He asked the Sambas sub-district head if he faced obstacles related to the sanitation program at the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (KemenPUPR) to communicate with the Coordinating Ministry for Human Development and Culture, because for the procurement of sanitation in order to deal with stunting with extreme poverty, the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing requires a recommendation from the Coordinating Ministry for Human Development and Culture." Mr (Camat Sambas) needs to work hard, because the stunting rate is still very high," explained Muhadjir.

Meanwhile, the Sambas sub-district head, Halimus, said that by 2021 there were already several villages in the Sambas sub-district that had been free from stunting. However, for 2022 there are several villages recorded as many as 252 children indicated for stunting. "With the large number of stunted children, it is necessary to pay attention to all parties, namely the level of community participation," he said. He added increased participation, especially for pregnant women to check their womb. to the Puskesmas, because there are still some villages where the level of awareness of parents to carry out baby weight weighing and checks to the Puskesmas is lacking, so it becomes a collective homework. "We are also working hard in efforts to accelerate the reduction of stunting," he said.

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