Health Promotion Planning to Address Child Malnutrition Issues in Indonesia: A Systematic Review



School of Health Sciences Mandala Waluya, Kendari



Background: Nutritional status of children is one of the major predictors of child su­­r­­­  vi­val. How­­­­­ever, child malnutrition remains a major public health problem in most developing coun­tries, including Indonesia. Understanding the effective health pro­­mo­tion plan­­­­­ning is needed to re­duce numbers of malnourished children in Indonesia. This study aimed to review sys­tematically health promotion planning to add­ress child malnutrition issues in In­do­ne­sia

Subjects and Method: A systematic review was carried out by searching the fol­low­ing data­ba­ses included proquest and web of sciences. The keywords for this re­view included health pro­mo­tion, malnutrition, child, and Indonesia. The inclusion cri­teria were review, systematic review, clinical review and guidelines. After review pro­cess seve­ral articles were included in this review.

Results: Implementation of health promotion to overcome child malnutrition in Indo­ne­sia should apply the health promotion planning values, including social justice, equity, and mul­i­tiple-setting of actions addressed on social-environmental determinant of health and inequity. The effective health promotion can make difference to in­di­vi­duals and organisations’ capacity through developing alliances or partnership.

Conclusion: Implementation of the values ​​and concepts of health promotion planning in­clu­ding equality, participation, empowerment, collaboration, and multi-strategy must be done to over­­­come child malnutrition in Indonesia.

Keywords: health promotion, malnutrition, child, indonesia

Correspondence: Tasnim. School of Health Sciences Mandala Waluya, Kendari. Email: Mobile: 082237658472.


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