To reduce maternal deaths, the community integrated primary health programme in Indonesia emphasizes health prevention and promotion, delivered by village midwives and community health volunteers (kader). Our context analysis of the issues around maternal health services identified that community health workers had poor knowledge and communication skills in counseling pregnant women on maternal health issues. Poor practice among frontline health staff was a barrier to health system improvement and high quality provision of care. These counselling cards were developed to assist these staff in delivering maternal health services.
This project is funded by the European Union.