Analysis of primary health-care resource preparedness for implementation of maternal HIV Screening in Indonesia’s Urban areas

M. M. Puspitasari, Purnawan Junadi

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Abstract

The Indonesian goverment’s minimum service standard (MSS) indicator stipulates that 100% of pregnant women in the country must undergo HIV checks. in 2017, however only 7% of pregnant women underwent such checks. The same condition applies to Depok City, where in 2016 only 3.6% of pregnant women were screened. Because 86.6% antenatal examinations are done within primary-care facilities, this study has to analyzed the preparedness of primary health-care resources in the implementation of HIV screening for pregnant women.The research used qualitative method with in-depth interview, FGD and document review. The Study found that human resource workers trained in HIV programs were not available at every Public Health Center (PHC) and private primary health-care (PPHC) had no such workers were trained on HIV. Roughly half (17 of 35) of PHCs Primary health care capable of HIV screening for maternal. No PPHC facilities especially inpendent midwife practice had such capabilities The number of reagents was found to be inadequate at the PHCs, and no reagents at all were found at prprivate care facilities. Counselling media was found to be lacking at both types of primary care facilities. Conclusion the implementation of HIV screening in primary health care facilities is not yet ready according to the MSS. Regulations that require PPHC facilities to be capable of HIV screening and government support for the availability of resources (especially training and reagents) are require for the achievement of the MSS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)971-975
Number of pages5
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Volume10
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2019

Keywords

  • HIV screening
  • Indonesia
  • Minimum service standards
  • Urban areas

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