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description Factsheet public Women Research Institute

Poverty, the Main Cause of Maternal Mortality

Published 2010

Abstract

This fact sheet contains information related to poverty issues that cause high mortality in Indonesia. The fact sheet shows data on maternal mortality in Indonesia, the uneven distribution of midwives and health providers and condition of health services in Indonesia.

Research undergone by WRI found that the main problem was not the quantity of midwives, but the insufficient distribution of midwives within targeted areas, particularly in peri-urban areas.

Decreasing Maternal Mortality Rate is not merely a matter of health, also covering policy matters. This condition is closely connected to comprehension on power relation within men and women relation.

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