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Health Worker Calls For Training Not Ban Of TTMs
Date Uploaded: Dec 02, 2013

MONROVIA, Nov 13 (LINA) -The Supervisor of the OB Ward at the Redemption Hospital Yamah Lapelleh Siafa has observed that Traditionally Trained Midwives (TTMs) remain important partners in reducing maternal mortality in Liberia.

She stressed that it was therefore necessary for the Government to reconsider its decision banning TTMs from carrying out deliveries in the country.

She told the Liberia News Agency Wednesday that despite the ban, pregnant women will continue to secretly rush to TTMs for delivery.

Madam Siafa said rather than stopping the Traditionally Trained Midwives from practicing, there should be collaboration between them and various health facilities across the country.

The Redemption Hospital OB Ward Supervisor stressed that what the government needs to do is build the professional capacities of the TTMs and encourage them to immediately report complicated cases to nearby hospitals for appropriate services.
 

She argued that in a situation where the TTMs operate under the cover of darkness more women and infants could die, thereby defeating efforts aimed at reducing maternal mortality in Liberia.

By H. Vasco Wiagbe
LINA/HVW/TSS

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