Chevron and Jhpiego Working in Partnership to Improve Health in Indonesia
2009 | Download
Re-establishing and Sustaining Reproductive Health Care in Aceh after the Tsunami
A partnership between Chevron and Jhpiego, an international health NGO, helped rebuild and increase the sustainability of public and private reproductive health services in Aceh Indonesia following the 2004 Tsunami. The partnership supported Desa Siaga (“alert village”), a community mobilization program for health care, education, and advocacy.
In 2006, a ministerial decree launched Desa Siaga as a national program. In 2008, the government of Aceh Besar allocated funds to develop 48 additional alert villages and by August 2008, the program had reached 153 villages in Aceh province. The partnership also improved measurement and evaluation capabilities of participating NGOs, and increased knowledge about health issues and corporate responsibility among Chevron employees.
Chevron support for partnership activities in Aceh ended in 2007, and Chevron and Jhpiego are now in discussions to apply the “alert village” model in communities near Chevron operations in Riau Province, focusing on infectious disease prevention, including HIV/AIDS.
about the case study
This is one in a series of case studies based on presentations by partners at sessions of the Health and Business Roundtable Indonesia (HBRI). HBRI is an activity of Company-Community Partnerships for Health in Indonesia (CCPHI), a project led by the Public Health Institute, implemented in partnership with The Fund for Peace, and funded by the Ford Foundation. This case study is based on presentations made by Sakari Morrison, Business Advisor, Chevron and Dr. Djoko Soetikno, Senior Technical Advisor for Jhpiego/Indonesia at the 3rd session of the Health and Business Roundtable Indonesia (HBRI). Dr. Alene Helbard, CCPHI project director, prepared the study in consultation with Chevron and Jhpiego.