By: Yusli Harini, Health Team Leader
Since 1998, East Bali Poverty Project (EBPP) has provided comprehensive health outreach to the 3,800 families in 19 previously totally isolated Ban Village mountain communities, prioritizing the health and nutrition of mothers and children. As 2023 closes, we are proud to outline our key achievements for the year:
Completed Year 4 of our 5-year malnutrition study, involving a total of 397 families, included families with children under 2 years old, pregnant women's families, and adolescent females. The activities involved monitoring participants, family encouragement, and peer education with the main goal of eradicate infant malnutrition;
Provided regular physiotherapy services to 44 people with disabilities, including 11 children and 33 adults. Additionally, one disabled child received a wheelchair, and another child with foot deformities received AFO shoes supported by YPK and Puspadi Bali.
Collaborating with YPK Bali’s Bali Rungu Program, provided ear examination and treatment for 1,202 children, ensuring they are free from the risk of deafness.
Decreased Stunting rate from 30% in 2022 to 21.2% in November 2023;
All 27 Posyandu (monthly mother-infant health posts) are now operating independently, thanks to full support from the village government and local health centre health workers.
EBPP extends sincere gratitude to all donors and parties who have supported these achievements. As we bid farewell to 2023, we hope to continue this collaboration into the future and look forward to making an even greater impact in the coming years.
We wish you all a Happy New Year!!
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