This survey was done to ensure that the activities of YASMIB meet constituents’ needs, by providing feedback from the surrounding communities on the selected thematic issue in Pangkep, maternal and neonatal health (MNH). The purpose of these surveys, carried out by all 32 MADANI Lead Partners, is to get feedback from the public on the public service situation in the thematic issues, and the role of civil society organization in addressing supply-side constraints. The results will be used as a basis to advocate for local governments in order to improve services and identify gaps between policy direction in the district. Participants at the workshop were a number of local government agencies such as Bappeda, District Health Office, the Village Empowerment Agency, Kesbangpol, Social Services, PUSKESMAS staff, and CSO members of the MADANI Learning Forum. Some of the issues prioritized during the workshop included building the capacity of staff at village health centers, having ambulances in each PUSKEMAS Community Health Center, allocating village funds for health service outreach, and improving socialization and counseling on the importance of maternal and neonatal health services, including coordination of village midwives. During a series of meetings and workshop during the next month, YASMIB and Learning Forum members will further consult with the local government agencies on possible collaboration.
Public Perception Feedback Survey Related to Maternal and Neonatal Health In Pangkep, South Sulawesi
On May 28, 2021, YASMIB, MADANI’s Lead Partner in Pangkep (South Sulawesi), presented the result of a public perception survey carried out in May.