MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership and Private Healthcare Delivery Launch in Indonesia
Published on September 27, 2021
On September 23, 2021, MOMENTUM partnered with the Ministry of Health in Indonesia to launch its Country and Global Leadership and Private Healthcare Delivery projects. U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia Sung Y. Kim and Indonesia’s Secretary-General of the Ministry of Health Kunta Wibwa joined partners Population Services International (PSI), Jhpiego, and Save the Children to announce the five-year, $35 million investment to improve access to essential maternal and newborn health care in public and private health facilities, improve the quality of these services, promote strong health policies, and increase Indonesia’s commitment to maternal and newborn health.
Indonesia has one of the highest rates of maternal and newborn deaths in Southeast Asia, and most maternal deaths occur in health facilities.1 MOMENTUM will collaborate with partners in the provinces that account for half of Indonesia’s maternal deaths.
“The government of Indonesia continues to make reducing maternal and newborn mortality a top priority in its 2020-2024 National Mid-term Development Strategy and is committed to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals for maternal and newborn health by 2030,” stated Secretary-General of Indonesia’s Ministry of Health, Kunta Wibawa.
For more information about the launch event and MOMENTUM’s plans in Indonesia, read the full press release here.
1. Saifuddin, Ahmed and Judith Fullerton. 2019. “Challenges or reducing maternal and neonatal mortality in Indonesia: Ways Forward. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics. 144 (Suppl. 1). https://obgyn.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/ijgo.12728