Indonesia rolled out universal health coverage at the beginning of 2014. Family planning efforts are delivered through provincial and regional family planning offices. Through coordinated funding mechanisms disbursed from the National Office of Population and Family Planning, family planning is offered at a very low rate, thus making it accessible to the public.


The government reports that funding trends for reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) are moving in a positive direction. The level of awareness among national and subnational leaders on the importance of health has increased, and this directly affects budget allocation.


In August 2014, the Indonesian National Population and Family Planning Board (BKKBN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to revitalize the national family planning program. The partnership will focus on four areas: co-hosting the 4th International Conference on Family Planning, to be held in Jakarta in November 2015; dovetailing BKKBN’s family welfare surveys with data-gathering by Performance Monitoring & Accountability 2020 (PMA2020); expanding the success of Advance Family Planning’s local, evidence-based advocacy approach; and implementing the Right Time. Right Method. My Choice. Partnership to reinvigorate family planning through a demand-supply initiative and leadership development.


Source: Special Envoy of the President of the Republic of Indonesia on the Millennium Development Goals, via SEEK interview; Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.