Analysis of Mother And Infant Death In Public Health Center of Kupang City
Background: One of the main indicators of a country's health status is the Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR). Maternal Mortality Rate is the number of women who die from the time of pregnancy to 6 weeks after delivery per 100,000 deliveries. Maternal Mortality Rate indicates the ability and quality of health services, health service capacity, quality of education and knowledge of the community, quality of environmental health, socio-cultural and barriers to obtaining access to health services. The existence of AKI and the slow decline in this number in the City of Kupang shows that the Maternal and Child Health (KIA) service is very urgent to be improved both in terms of coverage and the quality of its services. Objective: to analyze the maternal and infant mortality in the health center in Kota Kupang in 2018. Methods: Type of qualitative research. The research subjects were coordinating midwives who were responsible for maternal and infant health services in Puskesmas who had cases of maternal and infant deaths in the 2018 period, namely 9 midwives at 9 Puskesmas, Head of Puskesmas, Head of KIA Section / Kesga and husbands or Families of mothers or baby who died. Research Results: The results showed that maternal and infant mortality in the Kupang City area varied when viewed from the causes, including direct and indirect causes including HR (helper) factors, maternal factors, and infant factors. Conclusion: Maternal and infant mortality in the Kupang City area was caused by HR factors (helper), maternal factors and infant factors.