Empowering Stunting Prevention Cadres: Monitoring Strategies at Poultry Carnival 202331 Oct 2023
October 2023 – The SAN (Santosa for Nusantara) team, in collaboration with MIPI (Indonesian Poultry Science Society), participated in the Poultry Carnival 2023 event, namely 'Training for the Champion: Stunting Prevention Cadres and Let's Eat Meat and Poultry Eggs Movement.' The event took place on Saturday, October 21, 2023, and invited stunting prevention cadres from each village to provide knowledge regarding the importance of animal nutrition and food for stunting prevention.
Held at the Dramaga Subdistrict Hall, Bogor Regency, West Java, Mulya represented the Dramaga Subdistrict Head in expressing gratitude for organizing the Training for the Champion event to reduce the stunting rate in the Dramaga Subdistrict area. As the Head of the Education and Health Section of the Dramaga Subdistrict, Mulya mentioned that the stunting rate in the Dramaga area was still relatively high.
"It is recorded that 281 children are experiencing stunting. This is spread across 10 villages, with four of them designated in the Regent's Decree as the focus villages for stunting. This program will focus on these 4 villages, and it is expected to have a significant impact on reducing the stunting rate in the Dramaga Subdistrict," Mulya stated in his speech.
Through the Training for the Champion event, SAN team participated as speakers, discussing the importance of monitoring the condition of children to reduce the stunting rate. Felix Limanjaya, the Head of the Stunting Prevention Program at Edufarmers, explained that it is important for cadres to constantly monitor or track stunting issues in their respective areas.
"The cadre has been working hard, but the impact is not known. So here, we want to help the cadres find out the effective stunting reduction impact. How do we measure the impact or monitor this data? We need the assistance of the cadre themselves, which involves preparing data on beneficiaries," said Felix Limanjaya.
Monitoring beneficiaries is necessary to measure the extent to which the stunting rate has been successfully reduced. Data needed includes full names, age, date of birth, gender, and the integrated health post (posyandu) to monitor children for appropriate treatment according to their conditions.
Measurements such as the weight and height of children, visits to the posyandu, and nutritional interventions need to be recorded so that cadres can evaluate the effectiveness of the stunting program. Through monitoring, the SAN team will analyze the data to create a dashboard to monitor every month.
"The monitoring results will be analyzed by the SAN team, and a dashboard will be created. With the dashboard, the development of each child will be recorded every month, allowing us to know whether the child is still stunted or not. In addition, the dashboard also contains data on the number of participants from a specific area or demographic," continued Felix Limanjaya.
Through this collaboration, it is hoped that there will be a focused effort to monitor the development of children to prevent stunting.
The event concluded with the distribution of eggs from SAN-Edufarmers to the beneficiaries.
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