Does training for traditional birth attendants benefit pregnant women and their babies? Evidence Update, Maternal Health Series, May 2010
Each Evidence Update is a 2-page summary of a Cochrane Review of healthcare interventions relevant to people in low-income and middle-income countries.
This Evidence Update is adapted from Sibley LM, Sipe TA, Brown CM, Diallo MM, McNatt K, Habarta N. Traditional birth attendant training for improving health behavioursand pregnancy outcomes. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2007, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD005460. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005460.pub2.
Traditional birth attendant training can improve outcomes of pregnancy when combined with improved health services.
Effective Health Care Research Programme Consortium, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK, 2 pp