How COVID:19 lockdown is increasing patronage of TBAs

Wed May 20th, 2020 - Rivers

The strange COVID:19 virus which is ravaging many countries across the globe appears to have taken a severe toll on pregnant women.

Given the present challenges and government responses to prevent the spread of the deadly virus, especially the lockdown measures, some pregnant women in Rivers State seemed to have resorted in patronizing Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) at the moment.

TBAs are people (Mostly older or middle-aged women) who are traditionally independent of the health system and community-based providers of care during pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal period. These categories of people are much more accessible and affordable than the professionals but they did not receive formal medicine training unlike other health experts such as the obstetrician and gynaecologist.




source: Guardian