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Indonesia: Maternal and Newborn Care in Aceh Tengah District

Jakarta, Indonesia


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In January 2007, Jhpiego received a grant from GlaxoSmithKline to improve the availability and quality of maternal and newborn care services in Aceh Tengah District, where years of isolation experienced by the district before the 2004 tsunami led to delivery of sub-standard health care for mothers and their babies. This three-year project builds on Jhpiego’s previous work with a variety of partners and donors, and helps to re-establish and strengthen midwifery services in Aceh Province. In close collaboration with local partners, Jhpiego is helping Aceh Tengah, the Central Aceh District, to strengthen its midwifery school. The focus of this project is improving the skills and knowledge of the faculty and supplying the school with necessary teaching equipment and materials so that they can prepare their midwifery students to meet national standards of service delivery and subsequently serve their communities effectively and appropriately.

About Jhpiego: For nearly 40 years, Jhpiego, (pronounced "ja-pie-go"), has empowered front-line health workers by designing and implementing simple, low-cost, hands-on solutions that strengthen the delivery of health care services, following the household-to-hospital continuum of care. We partner with community- to national-level organizations to build sustainable, local capacity through advocacy, policy and guidelines development, and quality and performance improvement approaches.

For more information, please visit our web site: www.jhpiego.org

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