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Indigenous Women, Antenatal Care and Childbirth in Papua, Indonesia

Munro, Jenny


This In Brief presents some preliminary findings from qualitative research in progress on Papuan women’s use of health services for antenatal care and delivery. Papua presents the worst maternal and infant mortality rates in Indonesia, and indigenous Papuans experience poorer health than Indonesian migrants (BPS 2012). Maternal mortality is estimated at 362 per 100,000 live births compared to a national average of 220 per 100,000 live births (IPPA 2013). However, actual rates are probably...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2016
Type: Working/Technical Paper
DOI: 10.25911/5f2002382d912
Access Rights: Open Access


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