Reducing Stunting Remains Government Top Priority: Health Minister

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 5 Agustus 2020
Category: News
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Health Minister delivers a press statement after a limited meeting at the Presidential Palace, Jakarta, Wednesday (8/5). (Photo by: Jay/ PR)

The Government continues to strengthen commitment to reduce stunting in Indonesia to 14 percent by 2024 amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to Minister of Health Terawan Agus Putranto, reducing stunting remains the Government’s top priority.

“We will continue to work to reduce stunting in the country by adhering to health protocols,” he said at the Presidential Palace, Jakarta, Wednesday (8/5).

The President, the Minister added, also pointed out that the Government will focus the efforts to reduce stunting in 10 regions and then 10 provinces, and coordination between ministries and institutions will be more intensified.

The Minister also said that the President also encouraged efforts to reduce stunting through social protection programs such as the Family Hope Program (PKH) and Non-Cash Food Assistance (BPNT) run by Ministry of Social Affairs. (TGH/EN)



Translator: Muhardi
Reviewed by: M. Ersan Pamungkas

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