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Type Journal Article - Watching Brief
Title Indonesia: Facing the challenge issue 3: to reduce maternal mortality
Issue 3
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 1999
URL http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2002/09/27/000094946_02091404​02440/Rendered/PDF/multi0page.pdf
The matemal mortality ratio In Indonesia is an estimated 390 per 100,000 live births, which is the highest In the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region.
Many of the deaths-from hemorrhage, Infection, and hypertensive diseases of pregnancy are preventable. Indonesia's women die because they, their families, and those attending their deliveries fail to recognize or act promptly and appropriately when complications of pregnancy arise.
A commitment to reduce matemal mortality-has been high on the agenda of the Government of Motherhood Indonesia since 1988, when the president launched the Safe Motherhood initiative.

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