Cargill recognized by Indonesian government for its women’s health program
Dr. Merryah Duani (right) receiving the Mitra Bakti Husada (Dedicated Health Partner) award from Indonesia Minister of Health, Dr. Nafsiah Mboi, So.A, MPH.
Indonesia, December 9, 2013 –Cargill today announced that PT Hindoli, its palm oil plantation in South Sumatra, has been presented with the Mitra Bakti Husada (Dedicated Health Partner) award by the Indonesian Ministry of Health.
The Mitra Bakti Husada award, which recognizes a company’s commitment towards the implementation of health programs for employees and local communities, was presented to Hindoli for its support of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), one of which is to improve maternal health. The award was presented by the Minister of Health, Dr. Nafsiah Mboi, Sp.A, MPH at Indonesia’s prestigious annual National Health Day celebrations on November 15 at Jakarta International Expo, Kemayoran, Jakarta.
Indonesia’s Ministry of Health also commended Hindoli for its extensive women’s health program, which includes the implementation of reproductive health awareness activities, as well as providing a breastfeeding-friendly workplace.
|Resident doctor of PT Hindoli, Dr. Merryah Duani (right), tending to a patient.|
“It is a great honor for Cargill to be recognized by the Indonesian government for our efforts in women’s health,” said Anthony Yeow, President Director, PT Hindoli. “We value each and every one of our employees, and their well-being is most important. Our focus on health and safety even extends to the local communities as we aim to improve the level of awareness of good healthcare practices among community members.”
“The clearest demonstration of our long-standing commitment to our employees’ welfare is the effort we put into providing the best possible healthcare to them,” said Jennifer Lee, Human Resource Leader, Cargill Tropical Palm. “This extends to giving them knowledge on preventive care so they are healthier for the long term. Cargill continues to support the Indonesian government’s efforts towards improving healthcare in rural areas and is proud to play our part in this very worthy cause.”
The Mitra Bakti Husada awards are conferred to NGO’s and private organizations that implement effective healthcare programs which promote general healthcare awareness. Cargill is one of six companies in Indonesia to receive the Mitra Bakti Husada accolade this year.
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