Todays Highlights
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  • Trivia Quiz about Indonesia for US Ambassador More
  • Healthy Moms and Healthy Babies More
  • Rebuilding Aceh’s Education Infrastructure More
Healthy Moms and Healthy Babies

Every hour, two Indonesian mothers and eight newborns die from preventable causes. To help Indonesia reduce this burden and save lives, USAID trained health workers in life-saving interventions that improved their ability to respond to obstetric emergencies. In just four years, maternal and newborn mortality rates at USAID-supported hospitals dropped 50 and 21 percent, respectively. Now, more families like Desi’s can anticipate good news following labor and delivery: mom and baby are doing just fine.


Photograph by Syane Luntungan.