PALEMBANG, SOUTH SUMATRA — Dompet Dhuafa South Sumatra has held a Pos Gizi (nutrition post) “Positive Deviance” training in Tanjung Mas Village, Rantau Alai District, Ogan Ilir, Palembang on Saturday (2/9/2023). This training was held to provide education to toddler cadres, village midwives, Family Assistance Team (TPK) cadres, and Family Welfare Assistance (PKK) mothers in dealing with stunting problems in the Ogan Ilir area.
The Pos Gizi “Positive Deviance” training was led by Ayu Widiyanti, a midwife from the Midwife for the Country Program, one of Dompet Dhuafa’s health programs. The presence of village cadres and medical personnel is expected to increase community awareness and participation in the Pos Gizi “Positive Deviance” Program which will take place over the next three months.
Ayu Widiyanti as the implementer of the Bidan Untuk Negeri (BUN) Program said that the “Positive Deviance” program is an approach that focuses on identifying positive actions that have been taken by several community members in overcoming nutritional problems, despite difficult conditions. Through this program, Dompet Dhuafa tries to overcome the problem of stunting which is currently a serious problem in the region.
“One of the things that makes this training very effective is the hands-on approach by doing practice or demonstration. This allows the participants, who are mostly not health workers, to more easily understand the concepts and practices related to stunting prevention,” Ayu said.
Overcoming stunting is one of the main challenges in public health, especially in rural areas. The Dompet Dhuafa Pos Gizi “Positive Deviance” Program is a concrete step by Dompet Dhuafa South Sumatra in an effort to reduce stunting and improve the welfare of children in the region.
Dompet Dhuafa South Sumatra is committed to continuing to play an active role in improving the nutritional quality of children in South Sumatra, and this training is one of the concrete steps in realizing this mission. This program is expected to have a significant positive impact on the people of Tanjung Mas Village and become a good example for other areas in an effort to overcome similar nutritional problems. (Dompet Dhuafa/Sumsel/AHB/Anndini)