YUM’s health projects are centered in Central Kalimantan and West Java, where there is a desperate need for proper health education and resources. A lack of good healthcare also impacts the economic and social aspects of these communities. YUM’s leadership in disease prevention has led to major milestones particularly in the areas of sanitation, clean water, health promotion and malaria.
In West Java, YUM works with local village cadres from the Posyandu (Community Health Post) to provide health education, medical check-ups, and nutritional supplements to babies, toddlers, pregnant mothers and the elderly. These complementary activities provide the community with additional knowledge in health, nutrition and good parenting.
Besides working with babies and toddlers, YUM also manages an Elderly Care project started in 2013 in Cipanas, West Java. Today, over 80 elderly people are participating in this program. The goal is to help these elderly to be more independent, as well as to increase in knowledge in their own health and about nutrition. YUM also provides basic stretching exercices as well as gardening activities together.