Monthly Archives: October 2010

Minimum Obligatory Functions for Indonesia Local Government

The Minimum Obligatory Functions for the Health Sector and the Related Target to be achieved by 2010, in Indonesia (1) Maternal and Child Health: Ninety five per cent pregnant mothers have antenatal care four times; Ninety per cent births are … Continue reading

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Impact of Decentralization in Health Sector

Indonesia has implemented decentralization policy since year 2002 and this has introduced tremendous changes to the health sector. Although the decentralization comes with good intention to increase the efficiency of the health system, it faces challenges in this country which … Continue reading

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Objectives of Decentralization

Health reformers pursue decentralization largely to increase health sector performance, but in many cases governance and political objectives also figure importantly. The following list enumerates frequently cited objectives. Increase service delivery effectiveness through adaptation to local conditions and targeting to … Continue reading

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Facts about Indonesia Health System

Indonesia has made major improvements in health outcomes Health outcomes have improved significantly since 1980 when life expectancy was only 52 years compared to almost 70 today, and some 100 infants out of every 1000 died before their first birthday, … Continue reading

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