Annual report 2011
Aileen Rodriguez has been undergoing home-based therapy since July 2009 up to the present under CBR programme in Eastern Samar, the Philippines. The village health worker, trained by Terre des Hommes Netherlands for rehabilitation skills, undergoes and supervises the therapy. Aileen and her parents were taught of the exercises she had to do every day. Slowly, her balance improved and from clutching onto the post for support so that she can be able to stand, she can now stand with the aid of a stick.
It was found 14.15% (32.53 millions) of the total population in Indonesia live under the overall poverty line, of which 17.35% of them reside in rural areas and 10.72% in urban areas. With the lack of access to quality education, health and nutrition services, children do not grow optimally. As Indonesia has a high drop out rate in primary school years, many of these children become actively seeking in informal sectors, such as busking, begging in the streets exposing them to danger.
Indonesia contributes to the 65% to global maternal death among the 5 countries (Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, and Afghanistan). The leading cause of death among children under five is diarrhea, followed by pneumonia. In urban areas, the main cause of death among children between 5 and 15 years old is dengue haemorrhagic fever, whereas in rural areas is diarrhea. This stems back to the poor conditions of water and sanitation.
It is understood that what Indonesia lacks does not always lie on the financial resources, but rather lies on the needs to develop the existing resources into development outcomes that are more sustainable