Jakarta, July 24, 2020, PT Kalbe Farma Tbk (Kalbe) through Kalbe Ethical Customer Care (KECC) in collaboration with the Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI) and the Indonesian Medical Development Foundation (YAPMEDI) held health education in the form of a webinar with the theme “Supporting Children's Growth and Development from an early age” with Prof. Dr. dr. Rini Sekartini, Sp.A(K) – Consultant Pediatrician; Rita Pranawati,MA – KPAI (Indonesian Child Protection Commission); dr. Ade Mutiara, MKK.SpOK and apt. Brigita Puspita – Product Manager of PT Kalbe Farma Tbk. This activity aims at the importance of understanding the growth and development of children from an early age as well as educating parents to understand the growth of a child so that they can grow well. Furthermore the education event is a form of support during the National Children's Day (HAN) 2021 that holds the theme of "Protected Children, Progressive Indonesia" with the hashtag #AnakPedulidiMasaPandemi.
"Kalbe has routinely provides education about health issues to the public, especially parents, and in line with this year's National Children's Day, we raise the theme of supporting children's growth and development from an early age," said dr. Selvinna, Head of Kalbe Ethical Customer Care (KECC), PT Kalbe Farma Tbk. “Through this event, we invite all parents to understand their role in increasing their insight on the physical and mental health aspects in children's growth and development from an early age by providing nutritious and balanced food intake, providing adequate affection, and setting a good example in daily behavior for children," continued dr. Selvinna.
"I truly appreciate the educational webinar to commemorate National Children's Day that is held by Kalbe in collaboration with the Indonesian Medical Development Foundation (YAPMEDI) and the Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI) to provide useful information related to early childhood development," said Prof. dr. Mochtaruddin Mansyur, Sp.OK, MS, PhD. "Children's growth and development must be guarded by ASAH (child stimulation by parents and families), ASIH (mental & psychological assistance with love and attention) and ASUH (how we guarantee nutrition from gestation period and ensure infection protection, including of the current pandemic," added Prof. dr. Mochtaruddin Mansyur.
"The first 1000 days of birth are an important time for optimizing children's growth and development which can be done by constant monitoring of children's growth and development on a regular basis, meeting children's basic needs through ASUH (nutrition intake, immunization, sleep, play, physical activity, personal hygiene), ASAH (child stimulation) and ASIH (compassion, attention) appropriately and still pay attention to the health of the child's digestive tract from an early age, "said Prof. Dr. dr. Rini Sekartini, Sp.A(K) – Consulting Pediatrician. "The importance of probiotic intake in the first 1000 days is beneficial to assist the optimization of the gastrointestinal health, increase the body immunity and support the child's growth and development," added Prof. Dr. dr. Rini Sekartini.
"Children are a gift from God Almighty that must be protected and treated as well as possible; and children are also the next generation of families, nations, and civilizations," said Rita Pranawati, MA - KPAI (Indonesian Child Protection Commission). "The parents' role for children during the COVID-19 pandemic is to provide health protocols, accompany children when studying or during activities other than studying, guide through online worships, engage in charity or care and sharing with others, provide opportunities to express opinions, especially related to COVID-19, and encourage children to help with household chores,” continued Rita Pranawati.
"The current COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in changes in home-based activities for parents and children," said dr. Ade Mutiara, MKK.SpOK. "Some tips so that parents and children can work and learn from each other at home are by having regular communication with family and don't let stress happen because it can reduce the immunity; determine a room/space for work and study, have the support structure for internet and gadgets, as well as remaining disciplined to work/school schedules, and mutual appreciation of every progress made," added dr. Ade Mutiara.
“Liprolac is a supplement to maintain the digestive health of your little one so that optimal growth and development and immunity are maintained. Liprolac consists of 2 variants, i.e. Liprolac Baby which is suitable for ages 0-2 years in the form of drops; and Liprolac Kids which is suitable for ages 2 years and over that is available in sachets and tablet formats," said apt. Brigita Puspita – Product Manager PT Kalbe Farma Tbk. "With a composition of 5 types of probiotics and prebiotics, completed with vitamins that are suitable for young ages, Liprolac is the best choice for parents to help maintain the digestive health of their children to allow optimal growth and immunity," concluded apt. Brigita Puspita.
National Children's Day is held annually on 23 July; and for this year, during the COVID-19 pandemic, HAN commemoration is carried out virtually and is a momentum to increase the concern of all pillars of the Indonesian nation, including parents, family, society, businesses, mass media and the government; towards fulfilling the rights of and special protection for children. It is hoped that this year's HAN commemoration will produce the next generation of the nation who is healthy, smart, cheerful, has noble character, and loves the country through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kalbe Ethical Customer Care (KECC) at a glance
Kalbe Ethical Customer Care or KECC is a unit that is specifically directed to provide information and education to the public on health in a holistic form. KECC is making efforts to lead the public to be aware and care of the importance of health. Furthermore, the community is also implored to constantly be aware and conduct prevention and treatments on illnesses, especially degenerative or chronic illnesses. In its every activities, KECC also perform a number of health checks for the participants, i.e. bone density test, glucose level test, blood pressure test, etc.
Kalbe at a glance
PT Kalbe Farma Tbk ("Kalbe") was established in 1966 and is one of the largest listed pharmaceutical companies in Southeast Asia. Kalbe has four main divisions that handle reliable and varied brand portfolio: prescription medicines (Cefspan, Brainact, Broadced, etc.); health product division that handles over-the-counter medication (Promag, Mixagrip, Komix, Woods, Fatigon, etc.); multivitamins (Fatigon, H2, XonCe, Hevit-C, JossC1000, etc.);
as well as supplement and ready-to-consume drinks (Hydro Coco, Extra Joss); nutrition division (ChilKid, Prenagen, Diabetasol, Zee, etc,); and distribution division. Kalbe currently has approximately 40 subsidiaries and 14 production facilities with international standards and employs approximately 17,000 employees dispersed across more than 76 branches throughout Indonesia. Since 1991, Kalbe is listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX: KLBF).