Posyandu Development Program
Since 2014, Bayer Indonesia has been conducting a public health coaching program for five Mother and Children Healthcare Center (Posyandu) in the area surrounding Bayer’s healthcare production site in Cisalak, Depok, West Java, with the objectives to accelerate the reduction of maternal mortality rate, control the birth rate, improve the communities’ capability to develop their own healthcare program based on their own needs and to promote anti- stunting program by educating young mothers and Posyandu cadres about the importance of nutrition in the First 1000 Days of baby’s life.
In collaboration with Pusat Kajian Gizi dan Kesehatan, Fakultas Kesehatan Masyarakat Universitas Indonesia (the Nutrition & Health Studies Center, Faculty of Public Health, University of Indonesia), Bayer is conducting the activities below:
- Develop training module and conduct training on nutrition literacy for Posyandu cadres.
- Improve the quality of supplementary foods for babies and toddlers, in alignment with Indonesia’s national nutrition standard.
- Improve the capacity and knowledge of Posyandu cadres by conducting two workshops annually with focus on the national nutrition standard, stunting and the first 1000 days’ program.