Capacity building in health worker as an alternative solution to solve stunting problem

Eska Distia Permatasari, Globila Nurika, Nyoman Anita Damayanti

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Stunting is a public health issue that is the topic of world nutrition. The country of Indonesia is ranked fifth in the world with a short-term prevalence of 30-40%. The incidence of stunting in East Java amounted to 26,1% in 2015 occurred in the area of Surabaya City of 19,3%. This study aims to examine the problem of stunting, identify the cause factors, and provide an alternative solution to solve the problem of stunting in the work area of Puskesmas Tanah Kali Kedindng Surabaya. The study was conducted in April-May 2018. Primary data was obtained through indept interview on nutrition officer. The results showed that the intervention of stunting case in Puskesmas Tanah Kali Kedinding had not been done due to lack of knowledge and understanding of all officers regarding prevention and handling of stunting. The CARL method is used to get the most prioritized solution possible. The solution is to conduct capacity building on the prevention and handling of stunting at all Puskesmas officers. Thus all Puskesmas officers are able to implement the stunting intervention program in their working area.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1409-1414
Number of pages6
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2019


  • Capacity building
  • Health planning program
  • Stunting


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