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08 May 2018

Knowledge and Perceptions of Social and Environmental Determinants of Stunting among Parents and Care Givers in Lombok

Project Leader: Mrs Ida Ayu Sutrisni

University: Flinders University

Collaborating Organisations: STIKES Mataram

Project Location: Nusa Tenggara Barat           

Activity Type : Australia Awards Scholarships             

Sector :  Development studies, health management, health services, maternal and child health, public health, education and training, and human resources development

Project Objective :

  1. To explore parents and care givers knowledge and perceptions of childhood stunting in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara Province

  2. Tto explore parents and/or care givers understanding of social and environmental determinants of stunting in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara Province

  3. To provide policy recommendations for acceleration of stunting reduction in West Nusa Tenggara Province by producing more creative stunting related health initiatives that will be modified based on this research finding.

  4. To examine social factors (social and environmental determinants) that lead to an effective program to reduce stunting.

Project Description:

The proposed research project will seek an understanding about knowledge and perceptions among parents and care givers of the social and environmental determinants of childhood stunting in West Nusa Tenggara Province.

This research will solve the problems by:

  1. Providing information and evidence that will be used to make recommendations to improve public health policy and practice areas to reduce stunting prevalence in the targeted region and in Indonesian

  2. Providing information that can be used to develop programs that will improve knowledge about stunting among parents or caregivers, health workers and policy makers. Programs to improve knowledge and perceptions of parents and care givers will be delivered through workshops, seminars as well as by providing parenting guidelines in handbook and video promotion

Project Beneficiaries:

  1. The local governments (North Lombok Regency and Mataram City)

  2. Research participants (parents or care givers), 20 health workers

  3. Research team members (Indonesians and Australian)

Priority Development Area:

Human development for a productive and healthy society

Links with Australia:

Flinders University

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