Pawana Meet Pawana, 38, a kader, or community health worker, in Sadeng village, in Indonesia’s Bogor district, which is south of Jakarta on the island of Java. She became a kader at 13 and, ever since, has dedicated her life to the health and wellbeing of the women, children and families of her village.
When Mutiara Bunda Hospital, which opened in 2005 as a small health care facility, became a general hospital in 2018, its new management had its work cut out. Located in Indonesia’s Brebes district, which has the second highest number of maternal deaths in Central Java province (from Central Java Province Family Health Program Data for
Reaching Each Rung of the Health Care Ladder We work to ensure access to—and use of—high-quality, safe and effective voluntary family planning. We work with individuals and communities to explain the variety of contraceptives and how they work, while addressing beliefs and behaviors around their availability and use. We support facilities and providers in efficiently