(Education for Preventing Stunting in Children)
SCOPH CIMSA-BEM KM FK UNAND
Childhood stunting is one of the most significant impediments to human development, globally affecting approximately 162 million children under five years. Stunting, or being too short for one's age, is defined as a height that is more than two standard deviations below the World Health Organization (WHO) child growth standards median. If current trends continue, projections indicate that 127 million children under five years will be stunted in 2025. Therefore, further investment and action are necessary to attain the 2025 World Health Assembly to reduce that number to 100 million.
UNICEF Indonesia said that the rate of malnutrition is predicted to increase by 15% (7 million) worldwide during the COVID-19 pandemic. Malnutrition is widespread due to natural disasters, one of which is a pandemic where the supply of food and health services is not disrupted. (UNICEF, 2020). The prevalence of short and very short toddlers in 2018 is 30.8%, where West Sumatra province ranks 15th with the highest stunting rate in children under five and 13th with the highest stunting rate in Baduta (Riskesdas, 2018)
Based on these data, SCOPH CIMSA-BEM KM FK Unand designed an activity known as EINSTEIN. This activity has been held since 2018 and was held again this year on January-February 2021. This year, EINSTEIN was held as a sustainable project at RT.03 RW.05 Posyandu Pijar Kencana, Kelurahan Jati, Kota Padang, Sumatra Barat.
This activity’s framework consisted of Pre-Intervention, 1th Intervention, 2nd Intervention, and 3rd Intervention. The Pre-Intervention was held on January 29th, 2021. In this intervention, SCOPH members went through training regarding the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Stunting and The Importance of Child Nutrition. The training was delivered by Prof. dr. Nur Indrawaty Lipoeto, M.Sc. Ph.D, Sp.GK
The 1st intervention was held on February 7th, 2021. In this intervention, cadres from Posyandu Pijar Kencana and cadres Puskesmas Mutiara Olo went through training regarding the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Stunting Importance of Child Nutrition. Member SCOPH CIMSA BEM-KM FK Unand delivered the training.
The 2nd intervention was held on February 14th, 2021. In this intervention, cadres of Posyandu Pijar Kencana and cadres of Puskesmas Mutiara Olo conducted anthropometric screening ats Posyandu Pijar Kencana RT 3 RW 5, Kelurahan Jati, Kota Padang.
The 3rd intervention was held on February 21th 2021. In this intervention, targets get counseling about the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Stunting and The Importance of Child Nutrition. The training was delivered by cadres from Posyandu Pijar Kencana and cadres from Puskesmas Mutiara Olo.