Battling Stunting in East Flores
East Flores is launching a serious campaign against stunting. The regent as well as village regulations threaten those in violation with various sanctions.
JUNIOR Devalno could not sit still as he sat on his mother’s lap. The one-year-old son of Marselina Lin Narek seemed to tease her mother and Fransiska Prada, a midwife in the Kimakamak village, who sat next to each other. “He is in the focused PMT (food supplement) program for stunted children,” said Fransiska, known to friends as Siska, on July 19.
Marselina says she only found out that her son was stunted in June. At the...