Armida S. Alisjahbana

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The Regionalization of Perinatal Care, an intervention study carried out in Tanjungsari, a subdistrict in rural West Java, aimed to develop a comprehensive maternal health program to improve maternal and perinatal health outcomes. The main inputs included training at all levels of the health care system (informal and formal) and the establishment of(More)
The high prevalence of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg) in pregnant women is considered to be the most important factor contributing to the high carrier rate of HBsAg in some populations. Several factors, including the age at which infection occurs, predispose to the acquisition and frequency of the carrier state. The(More)
Education ministries worldwide have promoted community engagement through school committees. This paper presents results from a large field experiment testing alternative approaches to strengthen school committees in public schools in Indonesia. Two novel treatments focus on institutional reforms. First, some schools were randomly assigned to implement(More)
The main objective of this prospective survey is to obtain more information on the natural history of pregnancy and its outcome, including low birth weights, and of the factors closely associated with it. During the survey period the birth rate was 40 per thousand and the perinatal death rate 48 per thousand. The main causes of neonatal deaths are(More)
This study examines the factors that influence poor Indonesian households to invest in floating net aquaculture after being relocated due to a reservoir construction project. We take this relocation and introduction of a new technology as a natural experiment in order to identify the determinants of technology adoption. To compare three primary decision(More)
The first part of this article gives the summary result of 4 cross-sectional surveys conducted in 3 rural villages in West Java. It is expected that these surveys provide the researchers with more precise data on perinatal mortality and its associated causes in order to plan and implement the Tanjungsari Intervention Study (1986-1990). This comprises a(More)
Infants of HBsAg-positive mothers (Group I) as well as those born to women without HBV markers (Group II) were vaccinated with a 10 micrograms dose of a recombinant DNA hepatitis B vaccine within 24 hours after birth according to a 0, 1, and 2 month schedule, with a booster dose planned 12 months later. Vaccination results in 14 (Group I) and 47 (Group II)(More)