Stunting or dwarf is now a serious problem in almost all parts of Indonesia. This condition prompted three lecturers from the Faculty of Nursing (FIK) of Unissula to form the Anti-Stunting Healthy Home (RS-AS).
This healthy house is based in the Unissula FIK skill laboratory building. The establishment of this healthy house was pioneered by Ns. Dyah Wiji Puspita Sari, M.Kep., Ns. Nopi Nur Khasanah, M.Kep., Sp.Kep.An, and Ns. Apriliani Yulianti Wuriningsih, M.Kep., Sp.Kep.Mat.
“This healthy house provides health services for pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, up to the babies under-two years (Baduta). The service is provided especially for residents around Unissula at a very affordable price,” Nopi said. The focus of the healthy home is to contribute in reducing the current incidence of stunting in Central Java.
Ten excellent programs with health services are provided directly by specialist nurses. The program includes: (1) consultation services for pregnant women and children; (2) consultation services for child development; (3) pregnancy checkup services; (4) weaning food (MP-ASI) management services; (5) lactation massage services for breastfeeding mothers; (6) early detection services for developmental disorders in children; (7) stimulation services for child development; (8) baby SPA and baby massage services; (9) yoga services for pregnant women; and (10) nutrition garden management services.
Existing services in the Anti-Stunting Healthy Home are also intended for integrated services post (posyandu) cadre groups around Unissula. Posyandu cadre groups received various health education related to stunting prevention. “The Anti-Stunting Healthy Home is a special service program as a place for us to participate in efforts to improve maternal and child health, this program has long been supported by FIK Unissula, which in 2019 was also supported by the Directorate General of Research and Development Strengthening of the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education” said Nopi, a specialist of child nursing.