The role of Traditional Birth Attendant (TBA) is very vital in the reduction of maternal & neonatal mortality and morbidity. This best practice model focuses on human resource training to address this issue to considerable extent.
The objectives of this training are to:
- Improve the knowledge of TBAs on safe motherhood and neonatal care.
- Improve the attitude towards safe delivery and neonatal care,
- Improve the skills for safe delivery, neonatal care and communication.
- Identify high risk pregnancies and danger signs in pregnant women and neonates for referral.
Methodology of the training is interactive, competency based and contains individual focused approach. The trainings are based on experiential adult learning principles that introduce new information building upon participant’s own experiences, knowledge and ideas.
Trainer use following methods for session conduction:
- Pictorial flip charts
- Practices of delivery process on dummy (mannequin)
- Resuscitation of new born on dummy (mannequin)
- Practical demonstration of hand washing practice
- Role play on 03 delays
- Practical demonstration and practice on use of disposable gloves
- Demonstration and practice on conduction of health education session through pictorial booklet
Anatomy of reproductive system, signs and symptoms of pregnancy, antenatal checkup, high risk factors/danger signs and referral, clean and safe delivery, postnatal care, complications of postnatal, neonatal care and family planning.
Overall 12780 TBAs have been trained