MAMA (Maternal Acquintance Mom’s Awareness)

Name of the activity: MAMA (Maternal Acquintance Mom’s Awareness)

Country/NMO: Indonesia (CIMSA-ISMKI)

Program: Maternal Health & Access to Safe Abortion

Type of the activity: Education. Education on health issues for specific societal groups, either in the form of projects (set of tasks for a certain group over a fixed period of time), events (something notable that happens) or conferences (form meeting about ideas related to a particular topic, usually over several days).

General description:

Activities carried out during the implementation of MAMA COMDEV are bonding and intervention. At the time of bonding, TTV was checked first by OC MAMA followed by pregnant women’s gymnastics in collaboration with the Healthy House of the Midwife Mother. In the next intervention activity, material was given about ANC (Antenatal Care). Routine checking of TTV is carried out before the bonding and the COMDEV MAMA intervention. The provision of material was given by Doctors FK UNEJ and Young Doctors who had taken the Obstetric Test. Every time the intervention and bonding is finished, sharing sessions are always held about pregnancy with the speakers who come and the provision of soy milk. This is because there are still many pregnant women who do not know what are the myths and facts about pregnancy. In order for pregnant women to be more excited and interested in coming back to the next activity, games and door prizes were given for household appliances.

Focus area:

Maternal Healthcare Services (antenatal, antepartum and postpartum care)

Problem statement:

According to the health profile of Kabupaten Jember, in 2014 in Kecamatan Arjasa (Arjasa subdistrict) the number dropped out of the ANC is very high (K1 = 97%; K4 = 47%). This certainly has a big influence on AKI (MMR) at Jember. Therefore, MAMA decided to focus on ANC, especially improving the number of ANCs in Kemuninglor Village, Arjasa subdistrict as an effort to reduce the MMR in the Regency Jember.

Target groups:



General population, Medical students, Women

Objectives and indicators of success:


Increase the number of K4 ANC visits to pregnant women in Kemuninglor Village, Jember Regency by 15% within 2 years


1. Providing education to pregnant women about the importance of ANC

2. Increasing the number of ANC visits in Kemuninglor Village

3. Establish pregnant women to routinely conduct ANC visits

4. Improve the ability of members in terms of socialization

Success indicators :

Increasing number of ANC visits, especially K4 in Kemuninglor / Kamal Village in Arjasa District, Jember Regency by 15% within 1 year and 75% of the number of pregnant women who accompanied ANC to K4 visits


 Bonding

Performed every week every month following the POSYANDU schedule in the village, by holding mini games or gymnastics with pregnant women to get closer to pregnant women

 Intervensi

– The mothers and the health local officers receive education about ANC (antenatal care) and the importance of pregnancy health from the doctor.

– Vital signs examination is held in every bonding and intervention activity

Plans for evaluation:

The evaluation was carried out by giving questionnaires in MAMA activities and the development of data from the health office.

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