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Makassar Workshop Report: Training on Infant and Young Child Feeding and Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition


In Makassar, Indonesia, the USAID-funded Building Healthy Cities (BHC) project works to support the city’s long-term goal to become a world class city that is healthy and livable for all. According to Health Department data, in 2019 approximately 9 percent of children under five years old in Makassar experienced stunting. In Barrang Lompo Island, an especially vulnerable and remote area with limited services, 11 percent of the same population experienced stunting in 2019. Makassar is one of the Indonesian cities that has committed to eliminating stunting cases by 2024. In support of this goal, BHC partnered with the Makassar City government to organize and facilitate a five day stunting prevention training for Barrang Lompo Island health workers, focused on infant and young child feeding (IYCF) and integrated management of acute malnutrition (IMAM). The training took place on the December 2-6, 2021 with participation from the Barrang Lompo Puskesmas (primary health center), and the posyandu community health worker cadre. This report summarizes the workshop content and outcomes.

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