In health sector, WLF focus on improving maternal and early childhood nutrition, in relation to the First 1,000 Days of Life (1000 HPK). The period of the first 1,000 days or the golden period that greatly affects the growth and development of children according to their age and potential. The 1,000 HPK period is calculated from the beginning of the womb until the child is 2 years old. Adequate nutritional intake for pregnant women, breastfeeding, and responsive parenting patterns are important in this period. Lack of adequate nutritional intake can lead to delays in child development and the potential for malnutrition.
WLF applies an approach in the form of:
- Strengthening the capacity of health workers, especially posyandu cadres,
- building relationships/networks and linkages between stakeholders through the use of forums while utilizing existing institutions such as the Stunting Posyandu Working Group (Pokja);
- Conduct advocacy to the government to strengthen the policy framework related to maternal and child nutrition.