The Indonesia MOH has a goal of achieving ’triple elimination’ of PMTCT of HBV, HIV and syphilis by 2020, yet program implementation is still in the early stages. While guidelines for universal immunization of babies have been in place since November 2017, the Indonesian health system is decentralized and understanding of regulations, funding and implementation varies by district. Screening of pregnant women for Hepatitis B at the health center (Puskesmas) level is also recent, having only begun in 2017. Thus, the MOH Sub-Directorate of Hepatitis has noted district program implementation as a key area for support.
This project builds on Jhpiego’s decades of maternal and child health program implementation experience at the national, provincial and district levels. Jhpiego has been developing an innovative e-referral system (SijariEMAS) to help health workers at primary care centers quickly communicate and coordinate higher level care for patients, making sure that women and newborns who need urgent care receive it in a timely and efficient manner and Increasing Hepatitis B Virus Awareness and Knowledge among Pregnant Women, Their Families and Health Providers in South Sulawesi Province, Indonesia. This position will be based in the Gowa district, South Sulawesi.