Proceedings of the Health Science International Conference (HSIC 2017)

Role of Media and Academic Journal in Providing the Evidence to Solve Child's Malnutrition in Indonesia

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Tasnim Tasnim
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Available Online October 2017.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/hsic-17.2017.46How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Media, Academic Journal, Evidence, Child, Malnutrition
Abstract

Malnutrition in children under five is a serious public problem in Indonesia. Decision makers needed the evidences to overcome Indonesian children's malnutrition. Media and academic literatures could provide those. Objectives: This case study aimed to analyse the role between mass media and academic journal in providing the evidence to solve child's malnutrition in Indonesia. Methods: This case study selected 3 forms of media, including national newspapers, magazines and television. While, academic literatures were searched through Proquest database and Google scholar from 2006 until now. Screening articles was based on the inclusion criteria including the causes of malnutrition in children under five year of age in Indonesia. Results: This study was conducted in 2012-2014 that found that both academic literatures and media have suggested the basic causes of child malnutrition such as economic deprivation, low parental education, contradictory local traditional beliefs and long drought. The causes then influenced households in purchasing power for food, providing appropriate foods, housing condition, utilization of child health care, parental awareness and knowledge about child nutrition. Eventually, these led to high child morbidity, low birth weight and low child nutritional intake. Conclusion: All information about malnutrition causes is available in both mass media and academic journal, but their presentation is different. Those sources are important and complementary.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the Health Science International Conference (HSIC 2017)
Series
Advances in Health Sciences Research
Publication Date
October 2017
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978-94-6252-413-2
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2468-5739
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/hsic-17.2017.46How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2017, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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