In 2010, Indonesia committed to ensure all deliveries would be performed by skilled birth attendants by 2015. This universal access intervention was aimed at reducing the maternal mortality ratio from 228 per 100.000 live births in 2007 to 102 per 100.000 live births in 2015. In 2011, at least one and a half (1.5) million deliveries by poor women were to be fully funded by the government. Central Government funding for health in 2011 will increase by USD 556 million compared to 2010. This fund would be available to support professional health personnel and to achieve quality health care and services in 552 hospitals, 8,898 health centres and 52,000 village health posts throughout Indonesia.
At the 2012 London Family Planning Summit it was noted that over half of Indonesia’s women of reproductive age are using contraception to plan their families, with strong political leadership and a national movement for reproductive health and family planning. This has helped improve economic growth and reduce poverty through the resulting demographic dividend. Key factors have been support from religious leaders, participation of the private sector and quality of care, and communications campaigns. The government right now provides free services to 7 of 33 provinces since 2010; but will include family planning freely throughout the country in the Universal Health-care Coverage program in 2014; and will broaden access and choice especially in poorer regions, through the strengthening of all public and private clinic services and provision of preferable long-acting and permanent methods. Indonesia is investing in South-South exchange to share experiences. The government commits to maintaining its investment in finances for family planning programs, which has increased from US $65.9 million in 2006 to US $263.7 million in 2012