Held Event – TBA Support Program

Held Event – The TBA Support Program

It displeased our field staff in Enugu (Nigeria) to know that many pregnant mothers still left the primary health center we had equipped for the homes of traditional birth attendants. We had done much to reposition the health center, yet some women wouldn’t go there.

So, our staff began to think about how best to help the situation. We could let the sleeping dog lie – whoever goes to the TBAs signed her own death warrant. Or we could reposition the TBAs – harness the existing system for overall good.

A community health intervention program (CHIP) was birthed, when it was decided that TBAs should be repositioned to offer better care. Over six months of planning and preparation went in. And out came, the first edition of the TBA support program. Fifteen traditional birth attendants gathered in the quiet city center of Enugu to receive two-day training from the GEANCO Foundation staff.

TBA Support Program
Date: April 3rd and 4th 2020
Venue: 3rd Floor Bank of Agriculture Building, Independence L/Out, Enugu.

Training emphasis was:

  1. COVID”19 precautionary measures
  2. Antiseptic child delivery system
  3. Delivery emergency systems
  4. Best practices for Antenatal and postnatal care.

Face masks and hand sanitizers for corona virus safety, and safe mama-kit, hand gloves and other birth attendance accessories were handed over to the participants at the end of the training.

The fifteen TBAs are now better positioned to give better care to the women who trust them much. They are glad and satisfied with their new exposure.

All thanks to our supporters and donors who made the TBA support program happen. You have not just trained fifteen individuals; you have saved the lives of hundreds of babies and mothers who will be attended to by these fifteen.

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