According to the Indonesia Nutrition Status Survey (SSGI), in 2021, the prevalence of stunting in Indonesia will be 24.4 percent, a 6.4 percent decrease from 30.8 percent in 2018. To meet the goal of reducing stunting prevalence to 14 percent by 2024, the Population Agency and the National Family Planning (BKKBN) issued an Alert Call for the Mobile Family Assistance Team. They enlisted the help of several partners. Dexa Group, a national pharmaceutical company, is one of the BKKBN collaboration partners working to reduce stunting prevalence.
“Stunting is a problem that we must all work together to solve.” Our goal is to reduce the prevalence of stunting to 14 percent by 2024. The aim for stunting reduction in 2022 is 3 percent. The Mobile Family Assistance Team is expected to activate the spirit of the Family Assistance Team in assisting families at risk of stunting through the Alert Call activity. We also anticipate participation from the private sector and others. As a result, we are very grateful to Dexa Group for contributing to stunting prevention with a target of 5,000 midwives and 1,000 pregnant women through breast milk booster products made from Indonesian natural ingredients,” said the Head of BKKBN, Mr. Dr. Hasto Wardoyo, Sp.OG (K), on the sidelines of the Alert Call for the Mobile Family Assistance Team at the Subang District Square in West Java on Thursday (12/5/2022).
Mr. Sonny Himawan, Head of Corporate Communications Dexa Group, had the opportunity to donate HerbaAsimor breast milk boosters for breastfeeding mothers at risk of stunting during the event. Nunung Suryani, the Head of the Subang Regency Population Control, Family Planning, Women’s Empowerment, and Child Protection Agency, received the donation symbolically.
“HerbaAsimor’s donation is a manifestation of our concern, in keeping with one of Dexa Group’s core values, which is to deal with care. Because the Dexa Group believes that stunting is a widespread issue, we also contribute through the product HerbaAsimor, which boosts breast milk production and stimulation,” Mr. Sonny explained.
Mr. Krestijanto Pandji, Corporate Affairs Director of Dexa Group, expressed Dexa Group’s commitment to assisting the government in reducing stunting rates on this occasion. Dexa Group has HerbaAsimor products derived from Indonesia’s natural resources that can aid breast milk production.
“Dexa Group strongly supports the government’s stunting reduction program. We encourage Indonesian children to be breastfed exclusively to avoid stunting. As a result, on this occasion, we distribute HerbaAsimor to pregnant women via the accompanying midwife, with the coordination of the BKKBN. It is envisaged that HerbaAsimor will assist breastfeeding mothers at risk of stunting so that breastfeeding goes smoothly and newborn babies receive exclusive breastfeeding to reduce stunting,” Mr. Krestijanto stated.
President Director of PT Dexa Medica, Mr. V. Hery Sutanto, added that HerbaAsimor, which uses native Indonesian biodiversity, has a high Calculation of the Value of Domestic Component Level (TKDN).
“HerbaAsimor was derived from Indonesian biodiversity, and it has a TKDN of more than 80%.” The thing is consistent with the government’s mission of achieving pharmaceutical independence. We are actively innovating through modern research and technology to create pharmaceutical products from natural Indonesian ingredients, which we call Indonesian Indigenous Modern Medicine (IIMM). Dexa Group is currently one of Indonesia’s most active pharmaceutical companies, producing Marketing Permit Numbers or NIE IIMM,” said Mr. Hery.
Dr. Raymond Tjandrawinata, Director of Research and Business Development at Dexa Group, explained that the raw material for HerbaAsimor derived from Indonesia’s natural resources was the result of research conducted by Indonesian scientists at Dexa Laboratories of Biomolecular Sciences (DLBS). HerbaAsimor was created using three different raw materials: katuk leaves, torbangun leaves, and snakehead fish.
“HerbaAsimor is made up of katuk leaves, which increase the expression of prolactin and oxytocin genes, which are hormones that play an important role in the breastfeeding process by increasing milk production. Meanwhile, torbangun leaves can increase prolactin levels, epithelial cell activity and mammary gland metabolism, resulting in a 65 percent increase in breast milk production without affecting nutritional quality. “Striatin is a bioactive fraction of Channa striata or snakehead fish that can speed up the healing process after a cesarean section, speed up recovery and strength of post-partum women, and strengthen the immune system,” Dr. Raymond explained.