Assessment of the role of traditional birth attendants in maternal health care in Oredo Local Government Area, Edo State, Nigeria

@article{Ofili2005AssessmentOT,
  title={Assessment of the role of traditional birth attendants in maternal health care in Oredo Local Government Area, Edo State, Nigeria},
  author={Antoinette N Ofili and O. H. Okojie},
  journal={Journal of Community Medicine and Primary Health Care},
  year={2005},
  volume={17},
  pages={55-60}
}
  • A. Ofili, O. Okojie
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Community Medicine and Primary Health Care
Background: Since the adoption of the Primary Health Care (PHC) approach in Nigeria in 1979, government has recognized the need for integrating traditional birth attendants (TBAs) into the PHC system and had consequently initiated TBAs training programmes. In spite of the high patronage of traditional birth attendants, many of their practices during childbirth have been found to adversely affect the health of mothers. This study aimed at assessing the role of TBAs in maternal health in Oredo… Expand
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