Improving the Quality of Maternal and Child Health Services in Indonesia
2011 | Download
The Partnership of Johnson & Johnson Indonesia, PT and the Indonesian Midwives Association (IBI)
Johnson & Johnson Indonesia, PT (J&J) and the Indonesian Midwives Association (Ikatan Bidan Indonesia or IBI) have partnered since 2006 to improve the quality of services provided by privatesector midwives in Indonesia through the Bidan Delima (BD) program. IBI is a nationwide association of midwives that includes both government and privatesector midwives. The BD program is designed to standardize and improve the quality of services provided by privatesector midwives who comprise 30% of the more than 130,000 IBI midwives in Indonesia.
Since 2006, the partnership has supported training for over 2,000 private-sector midwives, produced guidelines and other educational materials on how to provide maternal and child health services and on how to monitor and evaluate services. With the active involvement of J&J, IBI monitors and evaluates activities and their impact on maternal and child health. The program has improved the quality of services among midwives participating in the program.