ESP The 22nd Young Scholars’ Workshop
Date: Wednesday, June 28th, 2017
Time: 12:30 – 14:00
Venue: GRIPS 4th floor, 4B
Presenter: Mery Linda Kesuma, Policy Analysis Program (Ph. D.)
Title: SOCIAL SAFETY NET AND STRATEGIES IN COMBATING MATERNAL MORTALITY IN INDONESIA
Indonesia is one of the countries in Southeast Asia with the highest maternal mortality ratio. This study investigates the impact of the SSN, i.e. health card program in Indonesia, on delivery care and antenatal care (ANC) utilization, the two important strategies in combating maternal deaths. The results suggest that the SSN has a statistically positive and significant impact on delivery care utilization (both in terms of facility-based delivery and delivery at health facility) and that the magnitude of the impact is found to be largest among the poorest women. The results also suggest that the SSN is positively associated with ANC utilization of both at least 1 ANC visit and at least four 1-1-2 ANC visits. In brief, this study finds that the government SSN program is effective in helping the poor women to have access to the necessary maternal health services.