Potential Role of Traditional Birth Attendants in Neonatal Healthcare in Rural Southern Nepal

  title={Potential Role of Traditional Birth Attendants in Neonatal Healthcare in Rural Southern Nepal},
  author={Tina Y. Falle and Luke C Mullany and Nandita Thatte and Subarna K. Khatry and S. Leclerq and G L Darmstadt and Joanne Katz and James M. Tielsch},
  booktitle={Journal of health, population, and nutrition},
The potential for traditional birth attendants (TBAs) to improve neonatal health outcomes has largely been overlooked during the current debate regarding the role of TBAs in improving maternal health. Randomly-selected TBAs (n=93) were interviewed to gain a more thorough understanding of their knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding maternal and newborn care. Practices, such as using a clean cord-cutting instrument (89%) and hand-washing before delivery (74%), were common. Other… CONTINUE READING
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