Closing of PHJ Indonesia Projects and PHJ Indonesia Office in December 2016

Aiming at improvement of maternal and child health in rural areas of Serang Regency, Banten Province, PHJ has been extending maternal and child health care education and required skill training to health center midwives, traditional birth attendants and health volunteers of villages. Having accomplished the initial targets, PHJ transferred its projects to the local organizations and closed its office in December 2016. PHJ extends its sincere appreciation to all the supporters for their support of its Indonesia projects and operations up to now.


Indonesia is a country that stretches over the equator and spreads to about 5,000 km both to the west and east, consisting of more than 14,000 islands. Due to this diversity, Indonesia is a multiracial state, each island having specific dishes and customs. About 90% of the population believe Islam and this religion bundles the nation’s conciousness. Regarding sightseeing, Indonesia has the famous resorts like Bali and so the country is familiar to the Japanese people. Although the country overcame the economic crisis of 1997, a big earthquake and “tsunami” disaster hit Aceh and other parts of Sumatra island in 2004. The country has felt the impact of the economic crisis of 2008 but thanks to the government’s financial stability program and economic stimulation programs, supported by active domestic consumption, the country has maintained relatively high growth rate. Indonesia is a country of many possibilities

Introduction of Projects

Maternal and Child Health Improvement (2004~2016) more
Nutrition Improvement Education (2003~2016) more
Past projects more

Country Information

Indonesia Japan
Area 1,890,000 sq. km 378,000 sq. km
Population 258 million 127 million
Gross national income per capita US$ 3,630 US$ 42,000
Ethnic groups Majority is Malays (Javanese, Sundanese, and other 27 groups) Japanese 98.5%,
Ainu, Korean, Chinese
Official language Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia), 400 regional languages Japanese
Religion Muslim 88.1%, Christian 9.3%, Hindu 1.8%, Buddhist 0.1% Shinto + Buddhist 84%, Christian 2%,
Others 7.8%
Life expectancy 69 years 84 years
Fertility rate 2.4 children born/woman 1.4 children born/woman
Literacy 93% 99%
Infant mortality rate 23/1000 live births 2 / 1000 live births
Under 5 mortality rate 27/1000 3 /1000
Percentage of 1 year-olds fully immunized against measles 77% 98%
Maternal mortality rate 126 persons / 100,000 5 persons / 100,000
Skilled attendant
at delivery
87% 100%
HIV/AIDS prevalence rate(15-49 years) 0.2% Not available

Source:UNICEF 2016, MOFA Japan 2016