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- Position: PhD Candidate - Department of Marketing and Management
- Prasodjo, R., Musadad, D. A., Muhidin, S., Pardosi, J., & Silalahi, M. (2015). Advocate program for healthy traditional houses, Ume Kbubu, in a Timor community: Preserving traditional behavior and promoting improved health outcomes. Journal of Health Communication, 20(sup1), 10-19, doi:10.1080/10810730.2015.1013390.
- Pardosi, J. F., Parr, N., & Muhidin, S. (2014). Inequity Issues and Mothers' pregnancy, Delivery and Early-Age Survival Experiences in Ende District, Indonesia. Journal of Biosocial Science, 1-23, doi:10.1017/S0021932014000522. Published online 15 December 2014.
- Mujiati., Pardosi, J. F. & Syaripuddin, M. (2014). Evaluation of HIV-AIDS Care, Support and Treatment (CST) Services in West Java and Papua, 2012. The Indonesian Reproductive Health Journal, 5(2), 177-126.
- Adair, T., Pardosi, J., Rao, C., Kosen, S., & Tarigan, I. (2012). Access to health services and early age mortality in Ende, Indonesia. The Indian Journal of Pediatrics, 79(5), 612-618.
- Pardosi, J. F., Adair, T., Rao, C., Kosen, S., & Tarigan, I. U. (2011). Measuring Subnational Under-5 Mortality: lessons from a survey in the Eastern Indonesian District of Ende. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 26(4), 367-377.
- Pardosi, J.F. (2011). The World Health Report 2000: A Case Study for Indonesia National Health System. Jurnal Kesehatan Masyarakat Nasional (National Public Health Journal), 5(3), 99-104. Faculty of Public Health, the University of Indonesia.
- Pardosi, J.F. (2011). Gambaran Kesehatan Balita Umur 12-24 bulan di Kecamatan Lolofitu-Moi, Kabupaten Nias Tahun 2006 (The Health Description of Children aged 12-24 months in Lolofitu-moi Sub-district, Nias District 2006). Jurnal Widyariset, 14, 2-17. Indonesian Institute of Sciences.
- Pardosi, J., Parr, N., & Muhidin, S. (2015) Inequity Issues and Mothers' Pregnancy, Delivery and Child Survival Experiences in Ende District, Indonesia. The 3rd Asian Population Association Conference. 27-30 July 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
- Pardosi, J., Parr, N., & Muhidin, S. (2014) Fathers' and Grandmothers' Perspectives on and Knowledge and Experience of Child Health and Survival in Ende District, Indonesia. The 17th APA Biennial Conference, Australia Population Association. 3-5 December 2014, Hobart, Australia.
- Pardosi, J. (2012) Health Inequity and Early Age Mortality at Subnational Level in Indonesia (2012). The 16th Biennial Conference, Australian Population Association. 5-7 December 2012, Melbourne, Australia.
- Pardosi, J. & UNICEF, A Scoping Study on the impacts of climate change on nutrition and migration affecting children in Indonesia (2012). The 2nd Asia Forum on Carbon Update (AFCU 2012). 15-17 February 2012, Bandung, Indonesia.
- Pardosi, J., Adair, T., Rao, C., Kosen., & Tarigan, I. (2011), The Feasibility Of A Survey To Estimate Early Age Mortality Rates In The Eastern Indonesian District Of Ende. The 43rd Asia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health October 20-22, 2011, Yonsei University-South Korea
- Adair, T., Pardosi, J., Rao, C., Kosen., & Tarigan, I. (2011). Health Service Utilisation and Early Age Mortality Risk: Findings from a Survey in Ende, Nusa Tenggara Timur, Indonesia. Poster presentation for 43rd Asia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health October 20-22, 2011, Yonsei University-South Korea
- Pardosi, J. & UNICEF, The Impact of Climate Change for Indonesian Children (2011). The Climate Change Adaptation for Small Islands in Eastern Indonesia, Eastern Indonesia Regional Discussion, 17-19 October 2011, Lombok, Indonesia.
- Load: PhD Student Full Time
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- Date of submission: 02/10/2015
- Thesis title: Early-Age Health, Survival and Inequity Issues in a Rural Eastern District of Indonesia
- Purpose: Indonesia’s infant mortality rates are among the highest in South-East Asia, and there are substantial variations between its sub-national regions. However, little is known about early-age health, survival and inequity issues at the sub-national level in the Eastern part of Indonesia. This study aims to explore these issues among families, local government officials and community leaders in the underdeveloped Ende district. Thirty-two mothers, fifteen fathers and five grandmothers participated in the in-depth interviews, and thirteen participants in the focus group discussions.
- Originality: The first known study in the Eastern part of Indonesia to specifically explore first-hand accounts of early-age deaths experiences of mothers and fathers.
- Findings: It is found that most of the mothers were unable to identify basic childhood illness signs. Hence, almost all mothers reported a need for more information on child health from the village midwife or other health personnel. A lack of midwives in rural and remote areas is evident. Most of the fathers and all of the grandmothers had only very limited knowledge of the danger signs of childhood illness. None of them had received child health-related information from local health staff. Male-dominated forms of decision-making in relation to infant health care are the norm. Midwives and other health staff unavailability, discomfort during delivery and long distances to the closest community health centre still are a challenge for mothers and fathers of this study. The government officials and local community leaders identify weak leadership, inefficient health management, and inadequate child health budget as important issues. Graduates and village midwives are perceived as lacking motivation to work in rural areas. Local traditions are seen as detrimental to child health.
- Research limitations/implications: However, this study is not without its limitations. Firstly, in generalizing the findings of this thesis to the wider population will require caution due to the small size of samples. Secondly, inference from the findings of this study of this underdeveloped, overwhelmingly rural and predominantly Catholic district to some other parts of Indonesia with differing characteristics should be interpreted cautiously. Thirdly, this present research did not include midwives or other related health personnel as participants due to limited resources available.
- Practical and social implications: This thesis identifies pressing need for improving child health education to be provided to mothers, fathers and grandmothers particularly basic information relating to childhood illness and its danger signs provided by midwives or related health staff. This study suggests the need for a harmonization and alignment of the efforts of local government agencies with local community leaders relating to the local maternal and child health program and to reduce gender and health care inequity issues in rural population. Both central and local government should provide regular training on integrated maternal and child health for midwives or other health staff for delivering better child health services for rural population.
- Keywords: early-age; mortality; survival; health; inequity; rural; Indonesia
- Pardosi, J., Parr, N. & Muhidin, S. How to Boost Childhood Survival across Indonesia's Remote Regions. Jakarta Globe. February 12, 2015.
- Muhidin, S and Pardosi, J (2009), Time to overhaul Indonesia Public Health System. The Jakarta Post. June 23, 2009.