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Breastfeeding is crucial to reducing stunting in childhood.

March 2, 2016

Breastfeeding is crucial to reducing stunting in childhood. In Indonesia, over 33 percent of children who face growth failure are at a disadvantage in terms of productivity and at higher risk for health problems such as diabetes later in life. But now, Indonesian women have a new reason to smile.

HOPE’s HealthWorks program focuses on improving health and preventing disease for working women. New education programs and updated facilities make it easier for new mothers to provide the best possible nutrition to their children without leaving their factory workplaces. In addition, high-quality health services have been introduced at work including pre- and postnatal care, family planning, anemia screening and nutritional education. Initially launched in five factories in Cambodia, the HealthWorks program has now expanded to seven factories in Indonesia, and, in 2015, has helped 10,775 women lead healthier lives for themselves and their families.

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