Founded in 1995, Bumi Sehat is a non-profit, village-based organization that runs two by-donation community health centers in Bali and Aceh, Indonesia. We provide over 17,000 health consultations for both children and adults per year. Midwifery services to ensure gentle births is at the heart of Bumi Sehat and our clinics welcome approximately 500 new babies into the world each year.
Our mission is to reduce maternal and child morbidity and mortality and to support the health and wise development of communities. Toward this goal, we provide general health services, emergency care, prenatal, postpartum, birth services and breastfeeding support, in addition to education and environmental programs. Yayasan Bumi Sehat is devoted to working in partnership with people to improve quality of life and to improve peace.
Families under financial strain are less likely to seek prenatal care and risk assessment for their pregnant members. Doctors and midwives are finding women of compromised health presenting themselves in labor, having had little or no prenatal care, poorly nourished and at greater risk for complications during delivery, for both mother and baby. Our organization sees patients and care providers daily and perceives an urgent need for educational and birth services to address the problem of increased maternal and infant risks due to the economic and health status in both Bali and Aceh.
Bumi Sehat runs four different types of programs to ensure that continuity of health and wellness care is available for our community:
- Gentle Birthing Services
- General Health Services
- Capacity Building
- Community Outreach