2.2M

anaemia cases will be averted among adolescent girls and women

1.8M

newborns will be protected from neural tube defects

307K

girls consumed the recommended weekly iron-folic acid supplementation scheme

The need

Prevalence of anaemia in Indonesia

In Indonesia, anaemia impacts:

  • 37.1% of pregnant women
  • 26% of adolescent girls and women (15 to 49)
  • 18.4% of adolescent girls and young women (15 to 24)
  • 47.5% of children under five

Our solution

Wheat flour fortification and adolescent nutrition

Folate/Folic Acid

Folate/Folic Acid

Iron

Iron

Wheat flour fortification

Nutrition International is helping the transition from using elemental iron to more effective bioavailable iron compounds in wheat flour fortification by:

  • Providing technical support
  • Supporting government in improving and strengthening its national flour fortification program

Adolescent nutrition

The activities aim to reach in-school adolescents with:

  • Weekly iron-folic acids supplements for adolescent girls
  • Gender-sensitive nutrition education and counselling for girls and boys
  • Gender analysis-informed behaviour change intervention strategies for adolescent girls, teachers, parents and other influencers to raise awareness of the risk of anaemia and the importance of adolescent nutrition

The Impact

Prevention of anaemia and neural tube defects

By providing technical support in wheat flour fortification and reaching in-school adolescents with weekly iron-folic acid supplementation, Right Start Indonesia will protect millions of adolescent girls and women from anaemia and over a million newborns from neural tube defects.

2.2M

anaemia cases will be averted among adolescent girls and women

1.8M

newborns will be protected from neural tube defects

307K

girls consumed the recommended weekly iron-folic acid supplementation scheme