Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2011
AIMI (Asosiasi Ibu Menyusui Indonesia)
This description of Mia Sutanto's work was prepared when Mia Sutanto was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2011.
Mia Sutanto is organizing mother-to-mother support groups that encourage mothers to opt for, and help them succeed in, breastfeeding their children in accordance with international norms endorsed by the Indonesian government. Through these groups and related advocacy activities, Mia is making important inroads in combating malnutrition—a major cause of infant and child mortality in Indonesia.
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