“Ibu” Robin Lim, a Bali-based midwife who in 2003 founded the Bumi Sehat Foundation (Yayasan Bumi Sehat) – a birthing center in Ubud, has been nominated as a “World Hero” - one of the ten finalists in the annual CNN’s Hero Awards.
Dedicated to reducing maternal and child morbidity, the foundation provides general health services, emergency care, prenatal and postpartum birth services, breastfeeding support and community health education.
Working to assist pregnant women and children in Bali since 1994, “Ibu" Robin Lim established the Yayasan Bumi Sehat in 2006 in response to rising maternal mortality rates in Indonesia, that were the highest in the region. Working with local business and member of the community, Lim works tirelessly to provide social services, health education and essential health services to women and children.
Through their Bali and Aceh (North Sumatra) clinic, over 5,000 babies have been welcomed into the word via the Yayasan’s birthing services.
As a top 10 finalist in CNN Heroes “Ibu” Robin Lim will receive US$50,000 and invitation to the attend in person CNN Heroes: An All Star Tribute to be telecast on December 11, 2011. The winner – to be announced live on CNN – will win an additional US$250,000 that - if "Ibu" Robin wins will use to for her important work on behalf of the woman and children of Indonesia. Use the link below to cast a vote for Robin.
Check your local listing for time for the CNN Heroes: An All Star Tribute on December 11, 2011
[To vote for Robin Lim as a CNN Hero]
[Bumi Sehat Foundation]
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