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Jakarta Post

Lessons from UK-RI research collaboration

  • Deviana Wijaya Dewi and Inka Barnett

Jakarta   /   Wed, September 28 2016   /  08:47 am

For the first time since Indonesia has recorded health policies, the grand launch of the Evidence Summit on Maternal and Neonatal Mortality Project to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality in Indonesia took place on Aug. 18.

Led by the Indonesian Academy of Sciences (AIPI) together with USAID and URC’s Translating Research into Action (TRAction), the project aims to gather all existing evidence relevant to maternal and neonatal mortality in Indonesia, manage evidence in a framework that allows clear understanding of current evidence and prioritization for action and to build consensus among relevant stakeholders on the interpretation of existing evidence and priorities for action.

The evidence summit will culminate by February 2017, when a bibliography of evidence will be available to the public online, leaving only six months for the process of assembling available res...