Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Gender Equality and Ecological Justice, GE2J 2019, 10-11 July 2019, Salatiga, Central Java, Indonesia

Research Article

Budgeted Health Services for Women: A Community-based Initiative

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.10-7-2019.2298855,
        author={Desi  Adhariani},
        title={Budgeted Health Services for Women: A Community-based Initiative},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Gender Equality and Ecological Justice, GE2J 2019, 10-11 July 2019, Salatiga, Central Java, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={GE2J},
        year={2020},
        month={8},
        keywords={health services women community-based},
        doi={10.4108/eai.10-7-2019.2298855}
    }
    
  • Desi Adhariani
    Year: 2020
    Budgeted Health Services for Women: A Community-based Initiative
    GE2J
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.10-7-2019.2298855
Desi Adhariani1,*
  • 1: Universitas Indonesia,
*Contact email: desi.adhariani@ui.ac.id

Abstract

This study presents a community-based initiative providing budgeted health services targeted primarily for women from low-income families in an urban area. The health services were provided once a month and covered basic check-up and an examination conducted by a female doctor. During the period of this study, the services were attended by 411 residents, 10% of them are men. Based on the interviews, the residents gave positive feedback on this initiative as it helps them indicate any sickness symptoms that need to be followed up by a comprehensive examination in primary health care or hospital.