Profile F2H Foundation
Frontiers for Health Foundation (F2H) is a not for profit organization and independent research institute dedicated to community empowerment, particularly in mother and child health (MNCH) issue and integrated early childhood development. Founders of F2H were formerly staffs of WHO Collaborating Center for Perinatal Care, Maternal, and Child health – WHO CC PCMCH under University of Padjadjaran.
F2H is known as the initiator of Taman Posyandu, a program in which rural
communities are assisted to organize an integrated health, nutrition,
parenting, and education early childhood development services for children from
fetus to six year old. Taman Posyandu program started in year 1999 with 10
villages in Tanjung Sari, Sumedang. It has been now replicated nationwide in
more than 550 locations (particularly in eastern Indonesia) in collaboration
among which with UNICEF and PLAN International. In 2009, Taman Posyandu was
adopted by BAPPENAS as a model of PAUD-HI (Pengembangan Anak Usia Dini Holistik
Integratif) and later institutionalized into Presidential Decree No. 60/2013 about Holistic-Integrative Early Childhood Development.
As a research institute, F2H is involved in development and piloting of appropriate health technology and approach. We also provide support for institutions in conducting research, module preparation, training, supervision, and evaluation. Recently with support from UNICEF and Directorate of Family Education Ministry of Education and Culture F2H developed a Parenting Education Program, giving a new format to a parenting sub-program of Taman Posyandu, to increase parenting skill in facing challenge of new era.
Established in 2003 as a foundation under the name of Yayasan Cakrawala Kesehatan, establishment deed Akta Notaris Dr. Wiratni Ahmadi, S.H. no. 11, 16 Jun 2003 (revised by deed no. 27, 24 Feb 2004, deed no. 12, 9 Sep 2004, and deed Akta Notaris Ir. Sari Wahjuni, M.Sc., S.H., M.H., M.Kn. no. 2, 13 Apr 2020). Registered with SK Kemenkumham no. C-770.HT.01.02/2004.