Indonesia has the highest maternal mortality rate in South East Asia. Approximately 228 women die for every 100,000 live births. In poor provinces in Eastern Indonesia, the rates are worse. In Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT), the rate is 306 per 100,000 live births. Neonatal mortality in NTT is one of the highest in the country at 31 deaths per 1,000 births.
Through the Australia Indonesia Partnership for Maternal and Neonatal Health (AIPMNH), Australia has been supporting Indonesia’s efforts to improve maternal and neonatal health (MNH) services and reduce deaths due to pregnancy complications and poor postnatal care. Australia has committed nearly $49 million to AIPMNH since 2009. This assistance contributes to Indonesia’s aim of achieving the Millennium Development Goals by 2015.
The Program is managed by Coffey International Development Pty Ltd in association with GIZ and The Nossal Insitute for Global Health. As lead of the consortium, Coffey is responsible for the implementation of the Program at provincial and district levels with oversight from the Government of Australia (GoA) and the Government of Indonesia (GoI) from January 2009 to June 2013.
AIPMNH WORK AREA MAP
AIPMNH works with local government partners in 14 districts of NTT: Belu, East Sumba, Ende, Flores Timor, Kota Kupang, Kupang District, Lembata, Manggarai, Ngada, Sikka, TTS, TTU, West Manggarai and West Sumba.