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Traditional birth attendance, HIV/AIDS and safe delivery in the Eastern Cape, South Africa: evaluation of a training

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dc.date.accessioned 2006-10-06 en
dc.date.accessioned 2021-10-17T13:47:34Z
dc.date.available 2021-10-17T13:47:34Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/6499
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study was to evaluate a training programme for TBAs on HIV/AIDS and safe delivery. The sample included 50 previously untrained TBAs, with the less than 10 assisted deliveries in a year, in rural South Africa. Results indicate that TBAs had a fair knowledge on risk signs during pregnancy and on HIV/AIDS which still significantly increased after the training. While 76% of TBAs felt a great risk of HIV infection when assisting during a delivery, this significantly reduced after the training. HIV risk practices significantly reduced after the training, especially in regard to the use of gloves, a new razor blade and non-use of reed to cut the umbilical cord. Most TBAs were involved in HIV/STI management such as risk assessment, risk reduction counselling, distribution of condoms, community education and home-based care. Compared to prior to the training, after the training keeping of records of deliveries in the past 3 months and having a supply of gloves significantly increased. Prior to the training, most TBAs had pregnant women come to them, checked and advised on nevirapine, did a postpartum home visit, and advised the client on immunizations and birth control. After the training significantly more TBAs conducted prenatal check-ups, assessed the baby's position within the uterus, took the mother's and baby's pulse, and significantly less TBAs conducted abnormal or complicated deliveries. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject TRADITIONAL BIRTH ATTENDANTS en
dc.subject EASTERN CAPE PROVINCE en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.subject WOMEN en
dc.title Traditional birth attendance, HIV/AIDS and safe delivery in the Eastern Cape, South Africa: evaluation of a training en
dc.type Research report-other en
dc.ProjectNumber PBCLAA en
dc.BudgetYear 2005/06 en
dc.ResearchGroup Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS and Health en
dc.ArchiveNumber 4144 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=2408 en
dc.outputnumber 2690 en
dc.bibliographictitle Peltzer, K. & Henda, N. (2005) Traditional birth attendance, HIV/AIDS and safe delivery in the Eastern Cape, South Africa: evaluation of a training. http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/6499 en
dc.publicationyear 2005 en
dc.contributor.author1 Peltzer, K. en
dc.contributor.author2 Henda, N. en


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