The Government has launched the Accelerated Stunting Reduction Strategy in August 2017. One of the pillars of the Strategy emphasizes the importance of convergence interventions of Specific Nutrition and Sensitive Nutrition at the Central, Regional and Village levels. Stunting treatment is done through the intervention of Specific Nutrition and Sensitive Nutrition on the first 1000 days of life of the child since the gestation period until the age of 23 months. In general, nutrient-specific interventions are organized by the health sector, whereas nutritional-sensitive interventions are usually organized by other sectors.
To ensure the services are available in the villages and utilized by the community in the village, the Human Development Worker (HDW) is formed. HDW is a cadre selected from the village communities to play a role in human development, especially in the monitoring and facilitation of the convergence of stunting reduction. The notion of convergence interventions is that every pregnant mother, nursing mother, postpartum, and child 0-23 months of age can get the access to services or interventions necessary for integrated stunting treatment.
KPM invites the participation of the communities and institutions in the process of planning, implementation of activities and monitoring; and coordinate with other program actors and institutions such as village midwives, other puskesmas (nutritionists, sanitarian), PAUD teachers and village officials or institutions.