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Community Engagement in Maternal and Newborn Health in Eastern Indonesia

  • Salut Muhidin
  • Rachmalina Prasodjo
  • Maria Silalahi
  • Jerico F. Pardosi
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Abstract

In Indonesia, high rates of maternal and child mortality can be attributed, in part at least, to a lack of access to medical facilities, especially in rural communities. In response, the Indonesian government developed a program to address the high rate of home births. A key element of the program involved drawing upon the contribution of community members to assist with facility-based births of pregnant women in their community. The success of the program was attributed to active participation from many groups, including community members, government officials and health-care workers who collaborated successfully to achieve a reduction in the maternal and infant mortality rates.

Keywords

Community Interventions Maternal/child health Collaboration 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Salut Muhidin
    • 1
  • Rachmalina Prasodjo
    • 2
  • Maria Silalahi
    • 3
  • Jerico F. Pardosi
    • 4
  1. 1.Macquarie University in SydneySydneyAustralia
  2. 2.National Institute of Health Research and Development (NIHRD), The Ministry of Health-IndonesiaCentral JakartaIndonesia
  3. 3.Community Health DivisionNusa Tengarra Timur (NTT) Provincial HealthKota KupangIndonesia
  4. 4.School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales (UNSW)SydneyAustralia

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