Doctor - The Koohi Goth Hospital
Public Health | Context & Community
Asia | PAKISTAN
One of the challenges e face is the cultural position of a traditional birth attendant (days). These women have no formal training in birthing practices, are inexperienced in medicine, and have zero knowledge of surgical hygiene. They are unable to support a woman through healthy labour, and can be dangerous to the mother and child's wellbeing. The risk these practices pose to the community is great. The only one way to overcome this is to train community midwives who possess both the skills and knowledge to carry out safe birth. In short, midwives save lives.