Stunting Handling to Become the Agenda of Annual Meetings IMF-World Bank Group 2018

Jakarta- Problems on stunting or children physical disorder will become one of the strategic agendas in the Annual Meetings of IMF-World Bank Group 2018 in Bali, this October. One of the serious commitments on solving the issue is by preparing Bali Initiative as one of the results of the Annual Meetings 2018.

Human Capital Index will be one of the points in the Bali Initiative. “This will become a new standard in building human resources quality,” said Chairman of Daily Execution of the National Committee of the Annual Meetings 2018 Susi Wijono when opening “Multi Sector Strategy In Handling Stunting” seminar at the Finance Ministry complex on Tuesday,(14/8). 

According to Susi Wijono, this human capital index closely relates with stunting problem. As one of the countries that face quite serious stunting issue, Indonesia needs to solve the problem well. 

“This is where the event becomes important. It needs upgraded handling from various sector to solve stunting problem,” said Susi Wijono. 

To date, the number of the children suffering from stunting in Indonesia becomes the fourth largest in the world. The government has kept overcoming the problem, one of which is by conducting activities at integrated health service post or posyandu.

Susi Wijono said that the World Bank really admired the efforts from the government of Indonesia in handling stunting. “Even the World Bank President, President Kim, invites other countries to follow Indonesia’s steps in solving the stunting issue,” Susi said. 

During the event, Susi Wijono explained the essence of the Annual Meetings 2018 for Indonesia. Indonesia will be the center of the world attention for at least one week, from 8 to 14 October 2018, making the event receives very high exposure from media. 

“We must maximally make use of the event,” Susi Wijono said. 

The seminar which involved many NGOs aims at improving stunting handling attempts that have been done so far. The multi sector seminar definitely requires roles from many parties, the seminar concluded. 

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