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Community Development

Making a difference through community engagement

Health (Stunting Prevention & Reduction)

APRIL Group supports the government’s agenda to reduce stunting and malnutrition prevalence among children under five in surrounding communities. The program is in line with APRIL2030’s Inclusive Progress pillar which aims to reduce stunting in Riau by 50%. The program is conducted using two approaches:

  • Top-down intervention (local government level) –APRIL supports the government’s National Strategy to Accelerate Stunting Reduction by working together with local governments to provide coaching, workshops and counseling events.
  • Bottom-up intervention (village level) – by improving the capacity of healthcare centre (Posyandu) volunteers, providing supplementary food for malnourished toddlers and pregnant women with chronic energy deficiency, provision of equipment to healthcare centres, health campaigns, and monitoring of Posyandu activities.

Achievements in APRIL’s Health Program:

  • Providing nutritious supplementary food assistance for more than 20,000 toddlers in Riau
  • Providing nutritious supplementary food assistance for more than 4,000 pregnant women in Riau
  • Capacity building for more than 700 Posyandu volunteers
  • Providing health equipment for more than 180 Posyandu in five districts in Riau
  • Providing assistance to 295 Posyandu in five regencies in Riau