"Investing in nutrition is the most profitable form of investment. Every dollar of investment in nutrition programs will generate 30 folds profits. It is a smart investment," Amin noted at the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) 2021 Annual Meeting on Tuesday.
Amin explained that the investment value in the nutrition sector will continue to increase, especially for nutrition-related investments that have a high impact and opportunity to improve the quality of people's life.
"In development, nutritional intervention is the most cost-effective intervention. This is what prompted the formation of the Movement for the Acceleration of Nutrition Improvement or the SUN Movement," the vice president noted.
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Indonesia has a high commitment to expediting the improvement of community nutrition, both domestically and at the global level. The Indonesian government will continue to make various strengthening efforts, right from the regulatory framework, to intervention framework, and funding framework, as well as the monitoring and evaluation framework.
In the last decade, Indonesia's efforts to boost nutrition have shown significant results. This was reflected in the reduced prevalence of child stunting and wasting, which is the result of drastic weight loss in children, Amin added.
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"From 2013 to 2019, the prevalence of stunting had dropped by almost 10 percent, while the decline in wasting prevalence had approached five percent," he confirmed.
Hence, Amin lauded all parties involved in the SUN Movement for encouraging commitment from various parties to be actively involved in accelerating the improvement of community nutrition.
"I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation to all parties that have been conducting collaborative work in accelerating nutritional improvement," the vice president noted.
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