Journal of Social and Political


ISSN 2615-3718 (Online)

ISSN 2621-5675 (Print)

Published: 07 November 2019

Implementation of Maternity Waiting Home in Wonogiri, Indonesia

Sri Hilmi Pujihartati, Argyo Demartoto, Mahendra Wijaya

Sebelas Maret University, Indonesia

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Pages: 892-898

Keywords: Maternity Waiting Home, Indonesia, Maternal Mortality Rate


The high maternal mortality rate in developing countries like Indonesia is a health challenge that needs to be addressed immediately. Indonesia has the highest maternal deaths amounted to 305 / 100,000 live births among ASEAN countries. To overcome these problems, the government implemented a program of maternity waiting home in some areas in Indonesia. One of the areas in Indonesia to implement programs of maternity waiting home are in Wonogiri district. This study describes the implementation of the program along with the supporting and inhibiting factors. The method used in this research is a descriptive qualitative method. Informants in this study are related to program stakeholders, such as health authorities, midwives, community users of the facility, and non-governmental organizations. Results from this study are the discovery of various supporting factors and obstacles in implementing the program. Also, this study uses the AGIL approach in explaining the program implementation maternity waiting home studied.


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