Malnutrition in Indonesia’s Papua New Guinea: How much is too much?
By BRIAN JOSEPH, APMEDIA REPORTERMANDATORS Malnutrition is widespread in Indonesia and Papua New Guineas, with many children and adolescents suffering from stunting and other nutritional problems, according to new data from the World Health Organization.
The WHO said it found malnutrition in all five countries with the highest rates of stunting, from Papua New Guyana in the east to South Sulawesi in the west.
Some children are born with birth defects, including heart defects, according the WHO.
The children in the five countries are most likely to have stunted growth and have poor intellectual development, the WHO said.
They are also at increased risk of poor nutrition and poor body weight.
The data was released Friday by the WHO’s regional office in Jakarta.
“Malnutrition is a major public health problem in Indonesia, Papua New Greece, and the Western Pacific,” WHO regional director and Philippines researcher Rene Sotolgo said in a statement.
The report was based on data collected between March 2017 and September 2018.
Malnutrition prevalence in Indonesia is about 35 percent.
In Papua New New Guinea, the prevalence was 28 percent.
The highest rate of stunted development was found in Papua New Providence, where stunting rates were higher than that of Indonesia, at 37 percent.
Malnourishment is prevalent in some areas of Indonesia and among children and young adults in Papua new Guinea.
The prevalence of stunts was also higher in Papua-New Guinea than in the Western Hemisphere.
It is common in some of Indonesia’s northern provinces, where people live in poor conditions, often with inadequate food and water.
In the region, about 80 percent of the population has stunted birth, according government data.
In South Sulawsesi, children born with stunted conditions are among the most vulnerable groups, according data from government health services.
The Philippines, a Southeast Asian country, is one of the poorest countries in the world.
The rate of childhood stunting is higher than the world average, according WHO data.
It has more than 7.5 million children under five.
Malfood is a common problem in Papua.
It’s estimated that about 90 percent of children under 5 in Indonesia live in conditions of poor food and nutrition.
The country has the second highest rate among the region of stunters.
In Indonesia, a country with the world’s largest Muslim population, about 30 percent of Indonesians suffer from malnourished conditions, according a WHO report.
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The population is becoming older, as is the number of children.
The government has tried to address the problem, including through a program called Malnutrition Prevention and Promotion and a new program called National Malnutrition Reduction and Development Initiative.
In March 2018, the government pledged to cut stunting to 6 percent of its population by 2030.