The Global Health Institute Presents:
Community Based Participatory Action on Stunting Prevention: Optimization in the First 1000 Days of Life
With Guest Speaker
Komang Triyani Kartinawati, MD, MPH
Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Join Dr. Triyani as she discusses nutritional stunting in Indonesia. As a result of long-term insufficient nutrition during the first 1000 days of life, stunting can impair children’s growth from conception until the age of two. Bali is one of the provinces in Indonesia that prioritizes stunting prevention as the prevalence of stunting conditions in Indonesia is higher than in other countries in Southeast Asia. Managing stunting requires cross-sectoral collaboration and covers various aspects, such as nutrition, infectious disease detection, health promotion, education, and economics. Optimizing health and nutrition during pregnancy prevents malnutrition and therefore stunting among children. A community-based participatory action research program was created to prevent stunting through community engagement. The Community-Oriented Medical Education (COME) program allows medical students to observe families throughout pregnancy and childbirth. Through COME, students continuously visit families to monitor their health status, nutritional status, family support, children’s growth, developmental status, and immunizations during the first 1000 days of life.
Komang Triyani, MD, MPH, is a Public Health lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Warmadewa University. She has an MPH from the University of Arizona Zuckerman College of Public Health. As a researcher, she is interested in global and child health, particularly stunting. Through her research on stunting, she implements community efforts to prevent stunting, especially in the low-income households noting it is imperative to optimize a child's first 1000 days of life. As a lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine, she hopes to transfer awareness and open-mindedness to her medical students that health problems relate to many non-health related aspects, including socio-economics, laws, culture, and environmental factors, and therefore, the approach to solving health problems should be based on multidisciplinary approaches.
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