Every 15 seconds, an Indonesian child is born destined to a life devastated by stunting Every 15 seconds, an Indonesian child is born destined to a life devastated by stunting

Every 15 seconds, an Indonesian child is born destined to a life devastated by stunting

Stunting, or low height for age, is the largely irreversible outcome of chronic malnutrition caused by poor hygiene, frequent infections and insufficient nutrient intake. Globally, stunting affects 159 million children under 5. Stunted children have weaker immune systems, making them more than 10 times more susceptible to infant death, disease, and diminished cognitive capacity, costing some children up to 10 IQ points.

“Prepare an Umbrella Before It Rains”
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03/06/2024

“Prepare an Umbrella Before It Rains”

WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE

The 1000 Days Fund was created as a bold approach to invent and test innovative, cost-effective solutions to help end stunting—a condition that affects 1 in 3 Indonesian children.

In our quest to improve maternal and newborn health, we partner with governments to build capacity, work closely with communities to deliver tools, train CHWs and advocate for national and grassroots policy change to address the root causes.

WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE
RESULTS AT A GLANCE

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Children Under 2 Reached

households empowered with knowledge and encouraged to maintain healthy habits.

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Community Health Workers Trained

community healthcare workers bolstered to serve as trustworthy sources.

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Community Health Clinics Supported

local health clinics trained to recognise signs of stunting and provide preventative care.

Theory of Change

Support the Government of Indonesia to drive systems performance to enable overall change.

DID YOU KNOW?

The intricate process of human brain development during pregnancy operates on a tight timetable. In embryos between 12 to 14 weeks old, nerve cells are multiplying at a pace of roughly 15 million per hour.

Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK234146/
OUR PROGRAMS
Stunting Center of Excellence
Stunting Center of Excellence

Sustainable systems change requires buy-in at every level. We strive to leave a lasting legacy for the community we work for.

Stunting Center of Excellence
Stunting Center of Excellence
Pilot & Policies
Pilot & Policies

Pilot allows us to test insights from the field and drive our innovations to strengthen impact, by directly testing them on the ground. Supportive policies accelerate our progress and implementation on the ground.

Pilot & Policies
Pilot & Policies
Scale
Scale

Our innovative education tools are easy to understand and easy to use. Through our digital learning platforms, we strive for accessibility.

Scale
Scale