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!

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Hard Facts

  • 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)

FMCH Programs


We aim to support families that living in poor and urban communities in Indonesia, We believe that pre-school education give underprivilaged children a head-start. The curriculum of one year academic has integrated between health education and national curriculum recommended by the government. Read more

Pre-Scool program (PAUD), Mobile Library (smart car & motor bike library)


Basic health and nutritional education is one of the most important activities. We conduct anthropometric measurement for preschool children, nutrition consultation, and medical services. Moreover, we also educate women workers, cadres, teenager, and all productice-aged women. Generally, we increase the awareness about both physical and mental health to community. Read more

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

Income Generating Skills

Family economic status influences children's nutrition status indirectly. Thus, we nurture family in our communities with skill training once a week such as seewing and handicraft skill. We want them to have sustainable livelihood with their own skill provided by us. Read more

Soft-skilss training: sewing, recycling, knitting, and handicraft