We Empower Lives of Women
FMCH strives to support programmes focused on improving the physical and mental health of mothers.
We Strive to End Malnutrition
1 of 3 children in Indonesia suffered malnutrition. You can stop it. Donate Now!
The Smile We bring
Each smile of the kids is our power. We strive to make them happy for life.
Foundation for Mother and Child Health (FMCH Indonesia)
Foundation for Mother and Child Health (FMCH) Indonesia known as Yayasan Balita Sehat (YBS) Indonesia has established since 2001, is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in the field of community empowerment to improve the quality of healthy life for families, particularly for mother and children in Indonesia through the provision of various education, health and skill programs. About us
FMCH Indonesia’s vision is Tackling Malnutrition with the Various Way, Everyday!
- The number of malnourished people worldwide is estimated at 923 million (FAO, 2008)
- Undernutrition is a contributing cause of more than one third of the 9.2 million deaths of children under five worldwide (UNICEF, 2008)
- More than 13 million children in Indonesia suffer from malnutrition (WFP, 2008) – both acute and chronic
- 34 of every 1,000 children in Indonesia dies before they reach a year old (Countdown to 2015 report, 2012)
- 228 mothers die for every 100,000 births in Indonesia (Countdown to 2015 report, 2012)
- Only 15% of Indonesian babies are exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months (Basic Health Research). Most Indonesian babies are given breast milk only for just the first two months (UNICEF, 2008)
- 1 in 3 Indonesian children under the age of five suffers from malnutrition – both acute and chronic – according to Indonesia 2010 Health Survey. Approximately 13% of the same group is severely malnourished
- Malnutrition contributes to half the deaths of Indonesian children before they reach the age of 5 (UNICEF, 2010). For those who survive, malnutrition can impair brain development and affect learning capacity, weaken immunity and increase the chance of disease)
- Indonesia has the fifth highest number of stunted children in the world (UNICEF, 2010)
Pre-Scool program (PAUD), Mobile Library (smart car & motor bike library)
Health Education Session for Mothers, Days For Girls Indonesia, Nutrition Improvement, Pregnancy Care, Parenting Session, HERHealth Project, Young Worker Inclusion Training, Training for Community Health Workers
Soft-skilss training: sewing, recycling, knitting, and handicraft