Implementation of Geliat Program from Universitas Airlangga: Improving Maternal Health Along with Satisfaction of Women and Midwifery Students

Wahyul Anis, Nyoman Anita Damayanti, Armunanto, Erni Rosita Dewi

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Introduction: The national survey results showed that the Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) in Indonesia is 305, while the target in 2024 is 232 per 100,000 live births. GELIAT Unair stands for Healthy Mother and Child Care Movement as a project of Universitas Airlangga that include an assistance program (continuity of care from pregnancy to postpartum) for women who carried out by learners, particularly midwifery students. Methods: To examine the satisfaction of GELIAT's participants while implementing the program. Methods The study uses a quantitative research design applying descriptive observation by collecting data using an online questionnaire. The research respondents included 44 companions and 38 postpartum mothers who carried out by purposive sampling. The inclusion criteria included postpartum mothers who had received assistance since pregnancy and did not experience obstetric complications. The inclusion criteria for companions were midwifery students who had accompanied the mother from pregnancy to the postpartum period. The exclusion criteria were mothers and companions who could not access the online questionnaire. Results: 68.42% of postpartum mothers were delighted with the GELIAT Unair mentoring program, and 94.4% of respondents got benefited, and 97.37% of mothers would recommend the Unair GELIAT mentoring program for others. Another notable finding, many women are willing to receive assistance again during their subsequent pregnancy. Additionally, 70% of the mothers were happy when assisting, and 82% of the companions said that they got the opportunity to improve their communication skills. However, the students also felt that several obstacles were face including the mother not being cooperative, ineffective online communication, limited time when communicating, difficulty scheduling visits due to the mother's busyness, loss of contact, and the mother does not have a cellphone. Conclusion: The GELIAT Unair leads to enhanced maternal health and satisfaction for women and students. Communication is the main competency that must be possessed by a mother's companion so that activities can run optimally.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)156-161
Number of pages6
JournalMalaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2022


  • GELIAT Unair
  • Maternal Assistance
  • Maternal mortality
  • Midwifery
  • Monitoring
  • Postpartum


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