K4Health's work in Indonesia focuses in two areas: The Improving Contraceptive Method Mix (ICMM) Project and the World Population Day and Adolescent Reproductive Health Toolkit.
The Improving Contraceptive Method Mix (ICMM) Project began in Indonesia in October 2012. Funded by USAID and AusAID, this four-year project is investigating the impact of applying knowledge management and exchange principles to support targeted advocacy activities to improve the contraceptive method mix in two Indonesian provinces: East Java and NTB (West Nusa Tenggara). District-level working groups, working closely with project staff, will develop an advocacy plan to government and NGO leaders for increasing the priority of FP – specifically long-acting and permanent methods of contraception (LAPMs) at the district level.
The three major components of the ICMM project are:
- Collecting evidence about the use of LAPMs in the two study districts;
- Advocating for the availability and use of quality FP services – particularly LAPMs – in resource-poor areas; and
- Building local capacity for knowledge exchange.
ICMM will be implemented under K4Health through the Indonesia office of the Center for Communication Programs (CCP). CCP will draw upon the technical skills of ICMM partners – The Center for Health Research/University of Indonesia and the Cipta Cara Padu Foundation – and will also work closely with the Directorate of Maternal Health from Indonesia’s Ministry of Health – to implement the activities. K4Health’s experience and lessons learned from other diverse settings will greatly inform this innovative and collaborative project that will use KM approaches to translate evidence into advocacy.
ICMM brings together the experience and program strengths of local Indonesian organizations, with Advance Family Planning-Indonesia’s (AFP-I) methodology in the Pontianak and Bandung districts, and enhanced by the KM expertise and tools of K4Health. K4Health and the other collaborating partners—working with USAID/ Indonesia—leveraged funding from AusAID to support this project. This is one of the first collaborations in which USAID and AusAID have undertaken a joint funding mechanism.
Project Duration: October 2012–September 2016 (four years)
Funding: USAID, AusAID
Partners: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs, University of Indonesia, Cipta Cara Padu, the Indonesian Ministry of Health
In July 2010, the Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project, BKKBN (the National Family Planning Coordinating Board of Indonesia), and UNFPA sponsored a World Population Day kick-off event. Attended by representatives from the Ministry of Health and Parliament, local and international NGOs, journalists, and the private sector, the event was a forum for discussing knowledge management needs, early reproductive health and family planning education, community empowerment, and the development of relevant materials and advocacy tools. Read more about this event.
Following those activities, an electronic toolkit on Adolescent Reproductive Health was developed as a first step in a larger national knowledge management strategy to streamline knowledge sharing and to make information easier to find and use. Stakeholders from the Center for Communication Programs-Indonesia , BKKBN, the Ministry of Health, Indonesia Planned Parenthood, universities, and local midwifery organizations organized essential resources related to adolescent policies and regulations, programmatic approaches, and communication materials. The toolkit is available in the local language (Bahasa Indonesia) to facilitate knowledge use and adaptation.
At the launch event at BKKBN offices in Jakarta, 45 people attended in person and people from 33 other provinces participated virtually.
Project Duration: October 2010–January 2011
Partners: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs, BKKBN, Muhammadiyah Kemenkes, PKBI, PP IBI