Nutrition :: Grant to boost health and nutrition in tsunami affected Indonesia

A US$2 million grant from Asian Development Bank’s (ASX: ATB) (“ADB”) Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction (JFPR), financed by the Government of Japan, will help improve the health status of the tsunami-affected population in Aceh, Indonesia.

Following the disaster, there are even higher rates of diarrheal diseases, nutrition status is declining, malaria is an increasing threat, and there is almost a complete lack of basic social services.

“While relief interventions were important in the immediate aftermath of the disaster, they need to be replaced as soon as possible by community-led rehabilitation services,” says Karin Schelzig Bloom, an ADB Poverty Reduction Specialist (Social Development).

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