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Kalbe Group Supports Prevention of Stunting Through the First 1000 days of Life

Kalbe Group Supports Prevention of Stunting Through the First 1000 days of Life

Press Release No. 005/KFCP-DIR/PR/II/19

Bengkulu, 24 February 2019 – PT Kalbe Farma Tbk (Kalbe) today through its Lovamil and Milna products in collaboration with the Ministry of Village, Development of Disadvantaged Areas, And Transmigration (Kemendesa PDTT), conduct a stunting prevention effort at the transmigration area of Air Majunto District, Mukomuko Regency, Bengkulu. In this event, Kalbe conducts the education on the importance of nutrition for pregnant mothers, nutrition for the first 1,000 days of a child's growth, as well as conducting pregnancy health check through USG for free. The event that is participated by approximately 100 pregnant women and toddlers is also attended by the Minister of Village, Development of Disadvantaged Areas, And Transmigration (Kemendesa PDTT), Eko Putro Sandjojo, BSEE, MBA; accompanies by the Director General of Development of Transmigration Areas, Dr. Ir. HM Nurdin, MT; as well as Yuni Herawati, Director of Women and Kids Nutrition Kalbe Nutritional; and dr. Osar Pane, Chief of the Airmajunto Mukomuko Village Public Health Center.

"Kalbe is committed in increasing health for a better life for all of the population, including the prevention of stunting of children," said Yuni Herawati, Director of Women and Kids Nutrition, Kalbe Nutritional. "This event is duly conducted as our effort to provide special attention to pregnant women and children; specifically for their food, health, and nutrition needs, in conjunction with the First 1,000 Days program that has been conducted by the Ministry of Health," Yuni continued.

"We welcome the stunting prevention education activities with Kalbe Group in Mukomuko District," said Dr. Ir. HM Nurdin, MT, Director General of the Development of Transmigration Areas of the Kemendesa. "Mukomuko Regency is the furthest regency in Bengkulu Province, we hope the people here, especially pregnant women, understand the importance of nutrition for them and for the growth of toddlers," Nurdin added.

Kalbe through their Lovamil and Milna products has been conducting stunting prevention through education and nutrition programs for pregnant women and toddlers in several cities in Indonesia on a regular basis since 2016. Health Education is one of the programs to support the government in reducing maternal and child mortality during childbirth and to prevent stunting (dwarfing) in baby's growth.

The condition of maternal health and nutrition before and during pregnancy and after delivery affect fetal growth and the potential of stunting. The incidence of stunting toddlers is a major nutrition problem that is faced by Indonesia. Based on the Nutrition Status Monitoring (PSG) data for the past three years (2015-2017), stunting has the highest prevalence compared to other nutritional problems such as malnutrition, underweight, and overweight.

Stunting problems are mainly caused and influenced by parenting style, coverage and quality of health services, environmental, and food security. Due to these conditions, the programs that should be implemented to prevent stunting and help the growth of infants and children include Early Breastfeeding Initiation (IMD), exclusive breastfeeding for up to 6 months, and breastfeeding followed by complementary feeding for up to 2 years. (Source: Jendela Health Data and Information Bulletin, Ministry of Health of the Republic of Indonesia)

Lovamil at a glance
Lovamil is present to fulfill Nutrition during pregnancy and lactation with a much delectable taste and affordable price. Lovamil is present for Breastfeeding and Pregnant Women (2 in 1) with 175gr and 120gr packaging with choices of chocolate, green beans, strawberries & vanilla flavors. Lovamil with the contents of CINTA (High in Folic Acid, Source of Protein, High in Calcium, High in Iron, Source of digestible fiber, 11 Vitamins & 7 Minerals, Extract of Katuk leaves ) and only 1 GLASS PER DAY, can fulfill the needs of a mother during pregnancy and lactation.

Milna at a Glance
For more than 30 years, Milna has consistently created numerous new innovations through superior products and has always been Mother's first choice as the best Breastmilk Complement for the Little One's First Food Moment. Many mothers are reluctant to use ready-made MPASI (Breastmilk Complement) for fear of preservative contents. Milna is here to answer the concerns of mothers about the need for ready-made baby food or fortification without preservatives in accordance with the regulations of the Drug and Food Control Agency (BPOM). Milna is very crucial to help optimal growth and development and to prevent stunting of toddlers.
Milna is divided into two categories, for babies under 1 year and toddlers. Milna's product range for under the age of 1 year includes Milna Baby Biscuits with the superiority of the G3 formula that can stimulate tooth growth, easily soluble in water/breast milk, as well as having complete nutritional contents. For variety of baby porridge, Milna has several choices that are right for the mothers, including: Milna Bubur Bayi with Milna's Nutrition Composition for complete and balanced nutrition for the Little One; Milna Bubur Organik which is the first organic baby porridge in Indonesia; Bubur Bayi WGAIN to optimize the Little One's weight; and specifically for Little ones with allergies, Mother will not need to worry because Milna Bubur Goodmil comes free of cow's-milk, casein and gluten ingredients to continue to supplement Little One's daily nutritional needs.

For the ones 12 months old and beyond, Milna has 3 nutritious snack choices, namely Milna Toddler Biscuits, healthy biscuits to accompany Little One's activities. Followed with Milna Toddler Pudding, a practical snack that is low in sugar and rich in fiber. And finally, the most recent innovation from Milna: Milna Nature Delight. Fruit puree in practical packaging that is made of 100% real fruit without preservatives and added sugar.

Kalbe Nutritionals at a glance
Kalbe Nutritionals has been actively developing their nutritional products, in order to sharpen their commitment in health food and drink business. Series of the best nutritional products belonging to Kalbe Nutritionals such as Diva, Slim & Fit, Prenagen, and Lovamil to fulfill the nutritional needs of active women, pregnant and breastfeeding women; Milna and Morinaga to support the important early growing stages and development of children; Entrasol, Nutrive Benecol, Nulife, and Diabetasol to increase the quality of life of adults and seniors; as well as Zee, Zeebar, Fitbar, and Fitchips that supports healthy lifestyle for teenagers and modern professionals of the day.

Kalbe at a glance
PT Kalbe Farma Tbk ("Kalbe") was established in 1966 and is one of the biggest public pharmaceutical companies in Southeast Asia. Kalbe has four main divisions that handle reliable and varied brand portfolio: prescription medicines (Cefspan, Brainact, Broadced, etc.); over-the-counter medication division (Promag, Mixagrip, Komix, Woods, Fatigon, etc.); energy and ready-to-consume drinks (Hydro Coco, Extra Joss, Nitros); nutrition division (ChilKid, Prenagen, Diabetasol, etc.); and distribution division. Kalbe currently has more than 35 subsidiaries and 12 production facilities with international standard, and employs approximately 17,000 employees dispersed across more than 74 branches throughout Indonesia. From 1991, Kalbe is listed at Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX: KLBF).

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