In Indonesia, the USAID-funded SMSBunda program provides timely health messages via text for pregnant women to help ensure a safe birth. Read how one Indonesian woman averted complications from hypertension.
Jakarta, Indonesia—Restiani was just 28-weeks pregnant when she went into labor. Her husband, Martudilah, drove her by motorbike on the 30-minute journey to their public hospital where she gave birth to a premature, underweight boy, Edgar. Hamriani was much further along—38 weeks. She
Labuhanbatu, Indonesia—A crying baby is often a cause for concern rather than for celebration. But for 18-year-old Suriyana, hearing her baby cry was a treasured moment of celebration.
In April 2014, Suriyana, just 36 weeks pregnant, went into preterm labor.
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West Java, Indonesia—Neng Supartini, 24 years old and 38 weeks pregnant, climbed on a motorcycle for a downhill ride along a steep, narrow path to reach Ciparay Health Center, where she would give birth to her child. The trip took over an hour, with occasional stops to walk the motorc
The Day of Birth Alliance, a unique partnership between Laerdal Global Health, Jhpiego, and the Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering Innovation & Design (CBID), aims to develop new tools and technologies to help frontline health workers provide integrated care for mothers and babie
Central Java, Indonesia—At Margono Hospital in Indonesia, doctors, midwives and nurses embrace a philosophy that every mother and every newborn should be treated as family and receive the kind of quality care that staff would demand for a wife, sister, daughter or son.
Dr. Hendro B
By M. Yusron Ahmadi, Hartono Rakiman and Presha Rajbhandari
Rural and remote regions of Indonesia are challenging areas—for both the women who give birth and the health care providers who work there. Many midwives prefer to be assigned to urban locations that offer more modern and better-equipped health facilities. But not Desita. The 29-year-
In an ongoing effort to reduce cervical cancer deaths among women in the developing world, Jhpiego experts reached out to a formidable ally in Thailand and the Philippines—mothers. The aim of the Mother-Daughter Initiative was to educate mothers about a leading cause of cervical cance
Recognizing that private-sector midwives provide most family planning services in Indonesia, Jhpiego adapted its signature quality improvement approach to raise the standard of care delivered by these essential frontline health care workers. The program, known as Bidan Delima, has bee