SUN Lead Group Member
Dr. Nina Sardjunani

SUN Lead Group member, Dr. Nina Sardjunani, Deputy Minister for Human Resources Development and Cultural Affairs, Ministry of National Development Planning, discusses progress and opportunities for the future of her country through Scaling Up Nutrition

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Indonesia signaled its commitment to join the SUN Movement on 22 December 2011.

Demonstrating a multi-stakeholder commitment to scaling up nutrition, Indonesia’s ‘First 1,000 Days of Life Movement’ was launched by four government ministers – the Coordinating Minister of People’s Welfare, the Minister of Development and Planning, Minister of Health and Minister of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection – together with members of the SUN platforms.

In Indonesia, a central multi-stakeholder, multi-sectoral coordinating SUN Forum is supported by several other coordinating platforms that have been established across key constituencies including government and development partners, non-governmental organisations, professional associations, the business community and media.

The objectives of the ‘First 1,000 Days of Life Movement’ have been cemented in an official policy framework that mirrors the five global nutrition targets that were endorsed at the 2012 World Health Assembly. The targets cover chronic and acute malnutrition, anemia, low-birth weight, exclusive breastfeeding and obesity.

The National Food and Nutrition Action Plan serves as the common results framework for addressing nutrition. This framework, which is valid from 2011 to 2015, is complemented by community-based nutrition programmes, fortification schemes and nutrition-sensitive social protection programmes.

Total funding allocated to nutrition at the central level to the Department of Health within the Ministry of Health is USD 70 million per year. Each of the 33 provinces and 497 districts has their own separate resources, in addition to this central government budget.

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    Priorities & Opportunities

    Priorities for scaling up nutrition include the alignment of key stakeholders through improved coordination mechanisms; and intensified advocacy to increase budget for nutrition specific interventions.

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    Progress & Impact

    With the convening body for nutrition in place, the country is focused on meeting the objectives of the policy framework for the ‘First 1,000 Days of Life Movement’ and implementing the National Food and Nutrition Action Plan.

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    Statistics

    Among children under five years in Indonesia, 37% are stunted, 13.3% are wasted, while 12.2% are overweight; and 5.5% of infants are born with low birth weight.

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Photo Credits (left to right): © Micronutrient Initiative (1,2); © UNICEF/Estey (3)

Data Source: Demographic and Health Survey for Indonesia, 2007

"Indonesia is proud of its past achievements in tackling under-nutrition but our nation is aware that much more work still remains to be done. Indonesia recognizes the potential for using the SUN framework to effectively address the challenges posed by malnutrition, including its economic and development impacts.”

Dr. Endang Rahayu Sedyaningsih, Former Minister of Health for Indonesia (December 2011)

SUN Government Focal Point

Acting: Dr. Nina Sardjunani

Vice Minister
Ministry of National Planning

Donor Convener

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