6 Improve maternal health

Where we are?


The proportion of delivery aided by trained health workers has been successfully increased from 40.7 percent (1992) to 81.25 percent (2011), however, on the other hand, the maternal mortality rate could only be reduced from 390 (1991) to 228 per 100,000 live births (2007). Meanwhile, the contraceptive prevalence rate for married women aged 15-49 years went up from 47.1 percent (1991) to 60.42 percent (2011).

UNDP's work in Indonesia

Maternal mortality and 2015 MDGs target


1.34 years
remaining
until 2015

1990 2015
Targets for MDG 5
  1. Reduce by three quarters the maternal mortality ratio
    • Most maternal deaths could be avoided
    • Giving birth is especially risky in Southern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, where most women deliver without skilled care
    • The rural-urban gap in skilled care during childbirth has narrowed
  2. Achieve universal access to reproductive health & inadequate funding for family planning is a major failure in fulfilling commitments to improving women’s reproductive health
    • More women are receiving antenatal care
    • Inequalities in care during pregnancy are striking
    • Only one in three rural women in developing regions receive the recommended care during pregnancy
    • Progress has stalled in reducing the number of teenage pregnancies, putting more young mothers at risk
    • Poverty and lack of education perpetuate high adolescent birth rates
    • Progress in expanding the use of contraceptives by women has slowed & use of contraception is lowest among the poorest women and those with no education