The need

Indonesia has some of the most troubling nutrition statistics globally, with a high double burden of undernutrition and overnutrition.

Read the Indonesia Country Brief

Almost one out of every three children in Indonesia, or 31%, are stunted. That means more than two million children under five are malnourished.

Malnutrition costs Indonesia more than US $5 billion annually due to lost productivity as a result of poor education standards and diminished physical capability.

Our solution

We’ve helped to implement health and nutrition initiatives for vulnerable communities in Indonesia since 2006.

Nutrition International’s priority objectives in Indonesia include:

  • Increasing the number of children receiving vitamin A supplements
  • Establishing a national zinc supplementation program as treatment for childhood diarrhoea
  • Increasing consumption by all populations of adequately fortified wheat flour
  • Increasing the number of households consuming adequately iodized salt
  • Increasing the number of pregnant women and adolescent girls receiving iron and folic acid supplements, and taking them properly and in a sustained manner
  • Improving flour fortification standards, legislation and quality control in order to reduce risks of iron deficiency anaemia and folate deficiency in women and adolescent girls
  • Providing technical assistance to the government for scaling up nutrition programs in Indonesia, a member of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement
  • Extending support to governments to effectively implement nutrition policies, plans, and catalyse effective utilization of nutrition resources and funding
  • Improving nutrition during the pre-pregnancy stage as well as across the critical first 1,000 days
  • Influencing local governments to replicate our piloted activities

Contact information

Get in touch.

Country Director, Indonesia: Herrio Hattu

Nutrition International Indonesia
Wirausaha Building, 5th Floor
Jl. H. R. Rasuna Said Kav. C-5
Jakarta 12940, Indonesia

Telephone: +62 21 5277644
Fax: +62 21 5277645