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Jakarta Post

RI to strengthen public-private health partnership

  • Elly Burhaini Faizal

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, September 4 2012   /  06:30 am

The Health Ministry said that it would strengthen the partnership between the public and private sector to deliver better health services for women and children.

Deputy Health Minister Ali Ghufron Mukti said that the initiative would be of great significance, given that the high rate of maternal deaths during deliveries and the high burden of infectious diseases appeared to be common challenges faced by Asia-Pacific countries, including Indonesia.

“Saving women’s and children’s lives and improving welfare are the responsibility of all of us. This requires partnerships involving all stakeholders, including both the public and private sector,” said Ali Ghufron in his opening address for the 2012 Asia-Pacific Development Summit on Monday.

 The theme for the summit was “Forming strategic partnerships in achieving the Millennium Development Goals [MDG] in H...