(E/R), Oct. 31, GNA - A total of 27 traditional birth attendants (TBAs) in the
Kwahu Afram Plains North District have been taken through a five-day refresher
training to enhance their role in improving maternal health.
The workshop was to help reduce birth complication and high mortalities in the rural communities and was organised by the Presbyterian Hospital in the district and the Kwahu Afram Plains North Health Directorate in collaboration with the Hunger Project (THP)-Ghana.
The TBAs were trained on improving management of normal delivery, timely detection and referral of women with birth complications and how to handle mothers during referral to a health facility among others.
Closing the workshop at Donkorkrom on Friday, Mr Samuel Erasmus Afrane, the THP-Ghana Country Director, expressed the urgent need to drastically reduce maternal mortality in the country, especially in the rural areas.
He urged the TBAs to take advantage of the workshop and congratulated the participants for their voluntary work and advised them to work hard towards achieving zero maternal mortality.
Mrs Stella Deiwah, Deputy District Health Director, who also enlightened the TBAs on nutrition, challenged them to educate parents and pregnant women in their communities on the three food groups and the benefits for good health.
She encouraged the participants to refer cases of bleeding during pregnancy as well as other complications during delivery to the health centres early to save expectant mothers.
Mrs Deiwah asked the TBAs to continue robbing their hands on the stomach of expectant mothers until arrival at health centre and encouraged them on the importance of family planning and its forms.