Development of Surveillance for Stunting in Parigi-Moutong, Central Sulawesi

Revy Tilaar, Asmarafia, Kurniati, Ismi Maudilah Hardianti, Rossi Sanusi


Assistant for Economy and Development Parigi Moutong Regency Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Gadjah Mada



Background: The prevalence of stunting in Parigi-Moutong District (Parimo District) was 33.7% at 10 villages. Stunting prevention effort are structured into a response-surveillance system (SSR) that includes all stages of the natural course of child growth disorders (GPA) to detect (Dx) and provide action (Rx) on the agent-environment (primordial prevention) and the host (primary prevention to rehabilitation). This study aimed to examine the development of a stunting-response surveillance system in Parigi-Moutong District, Central Sulawesi.

Subjects and Method: This was a qualitative study conducted at Faculty of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing, Gajah Mada University, Yogyakarta from November 26 to 30. The development of SSR Stunting in Parimo Regency was carried out by means of a Training of Trainer (ToT), the following stages: (1) ToT 1 in the health sector (secondary and tertiary prevention); (2) training in 10 locus villages, sub-districts and districts by trainer from parimo district; (3) establishing ssr stunting; (4) ToT 2 across sector (primordial prevention, primary prevention and rehabilitation); (5) training throughout parimo district; and, (6) establishing the sr system for priority diseases.

Results: SSR officers are able to train Individual Health Effort (UKP) officers, Information technology (IT) officers, Surveillance-Response (SR) officers

Conclusion: SSR follows the WHO SSR pattern which consists of four components: (1) Main functions; (2) Supporting functions; (3) Structure; and, (4) quality criteria.

Keywords: stunting, SSR, surveillance

Correspondence: Rossi Sanusi. Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Gadjah Mada. l. Farmako, Senolowo, Sekip Utara, Depok, Sleman, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55281.


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