ResultsinHealth is determined to make a major contribution to improve the health of women, newborns, children and adolescents

Every year, 300,000 women do not survive pregnancy-related complications, 2 million newborns die within a week after childbirth and 2.6 million babies are stillborn. Life-saving interventions, such as skilled attendance at delivery and emergency obstetric care, are often inaccessible to the women and children that need them. ResultsinHealth works on alternative strategies to improve the access and quality of maternal and child health care in public services and pilots strategies to involve the private sector and informal service providers as well.

An example of our work
The ‘Sparking Health and Development Initiative’ in Maluku Province, Indonesia

The Government of the Maluku Province (GoMP) in Indonesia is committed to a strong economic development agenda over the next decade. It also realises that poor health and misery are obstacles to sustainable development. Maternal and child mortality, teenage pregnancy and violence against women and children are major problems in the province. In a search for innovative solutions that deliver rapid results, the GoMP contacted ResultsinHealth and a joint programme of activities was agreed upon.

ResultsinHealth's added value
The programme of activities for GoMP includes solutions that specifically target the realities of Maluku. It includes collaboration with a Dutch NGO of professionals of Moluccan descent. The programme focuses on key problems for Moluccan women, children and adolescent girls. The programme integrates the best international practices and realistic thinking to address the problems at hand, while considering Maluku’s specific challenges (e.g. complex geography and distances, poverty, and cultural factors). Win-win factors are being proposed at all levels of the proposed programmes to generate a maximum commitment from all stakeholders. The approach of using Maluku’s challenges to develop radical new ways to address local problems (‘leapfrogging’) was well accepted by GoMP. The programme is proposed to be implemented in 2015-2016.