Yayasan Institut Pengembangan Suara Mitra or also known as the SUMMIT Institute of Development (SID) was legally established in 2007. The idea of forming a foundation came from several former Senior Management Team Members of the SUMMIT. The SUMMIT was a large scale randomized controlled trial conducted in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia with the goal to reduce maternal and infant death in the context of routine prenatal care. The study enrolled nearly 42000 pregnant women and employed around 500 field staff from 2001-2004. The study showed that health can be improved by enhancing routine prenatal care with participatory approaches and evidence-based decisions. The enhancement can be achieved with the improvement of the quality of human resources. Therefore the SID was envisioned to achieve improvement in health and human development at the community level through participatory evidence-based decision making and sustainable action.
“Giving birth is not a matter of pushing, expelling the baby, but of yielding, surrendering to birth energy.” — Marie Reid
Improvement through health research and human development at the community level through participatory evidence-based decision making and sustainable action.
To improve maternal and child health through:
Improved participation of every member of the community in decision making, in forms of information, idea, suggestion or opinions.
Improved access to information and health services
To establish communication and information system at the community level to obtain evidence needed for decision-making processes
To develop human resource to become agents of change that will drive for better behavior at the community level.