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SMSBunda: A Texting Service That Saves Lives

SMSBunda: A Texting Service That Saves Lives

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.

Three Births, Three Complications, Three Lives Saved

Woman kissing a baby.

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 awoke one night with a throbbing headache and realized she was