Amuntai, S Kalimantan (AntaranewsKalsel) - The case of Stunting or malnourished toddlers in North Hulu Sungai Utara (HSU) ranks highest in South Kalimantan.
Acting Head of the HSU Population and Family Planning Control Agency (DPPKB) Anisah Rashidah in Amuntai on Thursday said the findings of this fact based on the survey by one government agency.
"There are ten villages in 6 sub-districts in HSU that have the highest Stunting Case to be the focus of local government to address," Anisah said.
She said the survey on stunting is done by the central government agency in South Kalimantan since 2013 until now the case has dropped about 5 percent but still remains the highest in South Kalimantan.
She explained stunting is a condition of malnutrition that can be seen from the physical growth of children who are not in accordance with their age.
Stunting conditions, said Anisah, can affect the level of intelligence of children, can make children less intelligent. But do not close the possibility of children with stunting conditions have high intelligence.
Stunting is a problem of chronic malnutrition caused by poor nutrient intake in a long time, due to feeding that is not in accordance with nutritional needs. Stunting takes place from the fetus in the womb and only visible when the child is two years old.
Anisah said the provincial government of South Kalimantan, especially BKKBN together with related institutions, such as health and food security agency, will likely formulate policies to reduce the stunting case, and schedule the launching of its eradication movement.