Programs to support new mothers in the care of their babies are part of our community-based health initiatives.
We contribute to efforts to improve community health through various programs aligned with Indonesia’s Millennium Development Goals as established by the World Bank and other targets set by the government. Our health improvement programs begin with the simple premise that health standards are strongly connected to local lifestyles and cultures.
Clean Water Supply
Objective: to improve the health quality of the communities surrounding the operational location by supplying or providing better access to clean water.
This activity consists of three categories: (1) distributing clean water produced by AI’s (AE’s subsidiary) WTP-T300 water treatment through pipelines and trucking; (2) installing household water connections that extend the state water company’s network to reach the communities’ residences; and (3) providing clean water pipelines that extend the state-owned water company’s network to reach public facilities, hospitals and health service centers.
In 2018, under this program AE distributed 11,060,000 liters of clean water to 1,200 households, six villages, one public hospital, and six health service centers (puskesmas, posyandu dan poskedes).
Maternal, Infant and Child Health (KIBBLA)
Objective: to reduce maternal, infant and child mortality rates by facilitating public health centers and helping the district health centers to obtain accreditation
While establishing proper mindset and attitudes towards maternal and child health within traditional communities is essential for reducing the associated mortality rates, public health facilities in AE’s operational areas often need supports for more comprehensive resources to be able to take effective measures for achieving this objective.
Through its KIBBLA program, AE strives to empower the local puskesmas (public health service center) and posyandu (integrated health services posts) by providing health facilities, health professionals (doctors, nurses, and midwives) and funding, as well as mentoring the facilitators so that they have the knowledge and skills necessary for conducting proper maternal and motherhood classes and training courses.
In 2018, AE’s KIBBLA program supported two units of puskesmas and three units of posyandu. AE also recorded that a total of 100 mothers-to-be attended the program’s pregnancy awareness classes and 180 mothers of young children attended the child care awareness classes in the year.
Social Program for Health (Cataract Surgery)
Objective: to promote proper attitude towards health through direct interaction and communication with community members.
AE regularly organizes social events by providing health supports in the forms of health counseling in schools and free medical treatments and cataract surgeries.
The counseling in schools is aimed at instilling a mindset that applies the hygienic and healthy lifestyle from early age, with the hope that students will inspire those around them to adopt the same.
On the other side, free medical treatments and cataract surgeries are aimed at encouraging the right mindset and attitude on health among adults and treat those who are suffering from illnesses or cataract blindness in such a way that it will improve the life quality of the beneficiaries and their families as they can return to be independent and productive.
In 2018, AE funded the cataract surgeries of 141 people who fulfilled the criteria of economically disadvantaged, fi for surgery and domiciled in the villages near the operational location.
Community-based Total Sanitation Program
Objective: to improve community health quality through the promotion of healthy lifestyle behavior by eliminating open defecation.
AE initiated the community-based total sanitation program in its operational locations by organizing a workshop. For capacity strengthening, training was provided for the facilitators and a comparative study was conducted with a region that had been successful in implementing such program, i.e. Lumajang regency.
AE also provided training to the health facilitators in the villages under its mentorship and donation for building proper toilets. In addition, AE’s CSR team made advocacy approach to the local government to persuade them to create regulations and working groups that focus on campaigning for open defecation free.
Up to 2018, AE had facilitated 1,209 households to have the access to proper toilets, encouraged 134 facilitators to take part in the program, and built 100 proper toilets together with the community members.
Objective: to reduce drug and substance abuse among school students.
This program is targeted to the students in the areas surrounding AE’s operational locations, carried out in the schools under its mentorship by campaigning on the dangers of drug abuse. The teachers are also trained to be able to promote the campaign among their students.
In 2018, AE promoted this campaign to 1,145 students and involved 73 teachers in the program.