Many poor women have no access to skilled health workers at the time of birth. Instead, they rely on Traditional Birth Attendants and sometimes that can aggravate problems. But what if we worked with TBAs to help them do a better job?
Before our research there was uncertainty about the best way forward. No one knew if training TBAs would improve the prospects for mothers and their babies.
Amie Wilson, Ammalife’s PhD Researcher, demonstrated that training TBAs to watch for danger signs and supplying them with simple resources like clean birth packs, and referral pathways could make a big difference. This finding of huge importance was published in the British Medical Journal.