Prima Bina (Infant and young child feeding - IYCF)
Country of Operation
- CARE International IndonesiaNot-for-profit
SummaryCARE places a special focus on infant and young child feeding and related maternal nutrition practices.
The population of West Timor, Indonesia has experienced a fluctuating nutritional crisis since the early 1990′s, as a result of economic and political crisis and repeated natural disasters. These factors have had a heavy impact on acute and chronic food-security, leading to deteriorating nutritional and health status of its population, particularly among women and children under the age of five.
Key program components
The Window of Opportunity is a CARE global initiative that focuses on promoting, protecting and supporting infant, young child and maternal nutrition in order to improve the nutritional status of children under two by improving the enabling environment, strengthening health system support for infant and young child feeding and related maternal nutrition practices, and empowering communities and individuals to make optimal infant and young child feeding and maternal nutrition choices. Programming is being supported through a central grant to CARE USA, which provides resources to five countries in three regions. In Indonesia the program is called "Prima Bina." The program is improving the health of families in 23 villages in the districts of Belu and Timor Tengah Utara in West Timor.