The focus of this book is the Mother Friendly Movement in Indonesia, a collective effort to reduce maternal mortality. The idea of documenting the Mother Friendly Movement or Gerekan Sayang Ibu (GSI) was originally suggested by Her Excellency Mien Sugandhi, the State Minister for the Role of Women, Republic of Indonesia, in the belief that the Indonesian experience in reducing maternal mortality would be relevant to other countries struggling with the same problem. The authors were entrusted with producing an illustrated monograph on the pilot projects implemented in eight districts from June to December 1997. Besides extensively monitoring these activities, the authors collected relevant literature and statistical material, and supervised photographic reporting.
Cholil, Abdullah, Meiwita B. Iskandar, and Rosalia Sciortino. 1998. "The Life Saver: The Mother Friendly Movement in Indonesia." Jakarta: State Ministry for the Role of Women, RepublIc of Indonesia and the Ford Foundation.
Asia & Near East Operations Research and Technical Assistance Project