The collaboration of health workers in providing integrated antenatal care at oepoi health center, in east nusa tenggara, indonesia

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Abstract

Background: An annual estimate of 4 million newborns were die in the first week of life worldwide. The high rate of newborn death is showing that the health development has not accomplished (WHO, 2012). According to Health Department in (Saputri, 2013), stated that about 57% newborn death were mainly caused by perinatal disorder and low birth weight. WHO and Unicef (2004) estimated among 20 million newborns, 15.5% baby in the world were born with low birth weight, and 95.6% among them were in developing country. The rate of low birth weight in Indonesia 2013 remained high. East Nusa Tenggara province had more low birth weight (15.6%) than national average (10.2%). Kupang denotes benchmark of East Nusa Tenggara province, had 337 cases of low birth weight, with the highest case came from the area of Manupaten Health Center with 35 cases (12.5%), and the lowest came from Oepoi, 13 cases (1.1%). One of main factors is the collaboration of health worker in integrated Ante Natal Care (ANC). Aim: This research aimed to describe the collaboration of health worker in integrated ANC in health center. Method: This research used qualitative method with phenomenon approach. The samples were health worker in Oepoi health center, chosen by means of purposive sampling (7 peoples). Result: There was a good collaboration among health workers in conducting integrated ANC in Oepoi Health Center, Kupang, involving doctor, dentist, midwife, nurse, nutritionist and laboratorian. Conclusion: The health worker collaboration in integrated ANC has been done well.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1094-1098
Number of pages5
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Volume10
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2019

Keywords

  • Health center
  • Health worker collaboration
  • Low birth weight

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