Robin Lim (“Ibu Robin”) is a midwife and founder of Yayasan Bumi Sehat (Healthy Mother Earth Foundation) health clinics, which offer free prenatal care, birthing services and medical aid to anyone who needs it. She and her team have been working since 2003 to combat Indonesia’s high maternal and infant mortality rates, and the Bumi Sehat birth centers serve many at-risk mothers.
She was recently here for the Women Deliver conference and was invited by the Gentle Birthing Group Malaysia to share her experience with mothers and mothers to be at Chayo.
She was awarded the 2011 CNN Hero of the Year award by the CNN news network for helping thousands of low-income women in Indonesia with healthy pregnancy and birth services.
About Yayasan Bumi Sehat
In 1994, our founder, Ibu Robin Lim, began providing health services for pregnant women and children under five for free in the area of Ubud, Bali based out of her home in Nyuh Kuning village Over the next decade as demand grew and knowledge of her services became widespread, others joined together with Ibu Robin to support the iniative of providing care for women and children of need.
On May 29 2003, the Jakarta Post reported that maternal mortality at birth in Indonesia at 373 per 100,000 births, the highest among countries in the ASEAN. Ibu Robin and her team, along with business and community leaders, believed it was time to formalize their activities to create an institution to provide social services and health education to improve the quality of health for mothers and children through prenatal clinics and labor services and environmental programs for cleaner communities.
In January 2005, our institution was established by license through the Notary, and in 2006 became legally incorporated under the name “Yayasan Bumi Sehat Nyuh Kuning Village” through Decree Law with the Human Rights Minister and registered in the Gianyar Regency of Social Affairs and the Social Department of the Province of Bali. Yayasan Bumi Sehat’s main office and headquarters is located in the Nyuh Kuning Village near Ubud
in the Gianyar District of Bali, Indonesia.