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Torchlight Series

How Lagos State is tackling the challenge of alternative birth methods

By Olufemi Omotayo and Agnes Udosen (Lead Writers) “This article was produced in collaboration with Maternal Figures, a database of maternal health interventions implemented in Nigeria.” Due to poor conditions of the roads, navigating through the Itire/Ikate axis of Surulere can be a frustrating experience. Yet, this does not deter the pregnant women who, for […]

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Africa Nigeria Thought Leadership Series Visits to Health Projects

Teaching Traditional and Missionary Birth Attendants to save Lives at the Seventh Day Adventist Hospital, Ile-Ife

The usefulness of traditional birth attendants (TBAs) in contemporary times is a highly disputed subject. Many reasons have been given in support of TBAs and many against them. Supporters argue that a “severe shortage of trained and skilled health workers” is the main cause for poor maternal and child health in Sub-Saharan Africa. They point […]