Can a community health worker and a trained traditional birth attendant work as a team to deliver child health interventions in rural Zambia?

by Kojo Yeboah-Antwi, Davidson H Hamer, Katherine Semrau et al.
BMC Health Services Research 2014, 14:516 (27 October 2014)

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http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/s12913-014-0516-2.pdflogo

Teaming is an accepted approach in health care settings but rarely practiced at the community level in developing countries. Save the Children trained and deployed teams of volunteer community health workers (CHWs) and trained traditional birth attendants (TBAs) to provide essential newborn and curative care for children aged 0-59 months in rural Zambia. The authors conclude that it is feasible for a CHW and a trained TBA to work as a team. This may be an approach to provide a continuum of care for children under-five including newborns.

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