Development of the Maternal and Child Health Education Model in North Sulawesi Province

Jeffry S.J. Lengkong, Victory N. J. Rotty, M. Teol, Joulanda A.M Rawis, Debie K. R. Kalalo


Maternal and child health is a global priority, with ongoing innovations in health education, including the use of information and communication technology. Studies have demonstrated that interoperable information systems can enhance the quality of health services while facilitating data integration for monitoring and evaluating the performance of health services, particularly in maternal and child health. This research is a descriptive qualitative study aimed at providing an overview of health service management. The findings revealed that the planning of maternal and child health programs is conducted in accordance with established policies, indicating that various efforts can be implemented to reduce maternal mortality rates. By 2022, North Sulawesi had successfully reduced its maternal mortality rate to 36 cases, which is below both the target of 40 cases and the national target of 228/100,000 live births. This achievement is attributed to the continuous optimization of health services, including infrastructure development, to ensure equitable access to quality healthcare for all local communities. The successful reduction of maternal mortality rates requires collaborative efforts from provincial health offices, districts/cities, hospitals, social services, public works offices, community and village empowerment offices, regional leaders, and the community itself. 


Management; Maternal and Child Health; Public Health Education

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