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Increasing HIV testing among pregnant women in Nigeria: evaluating the traditional birth attendant and primary health center integration (TAP-In) model

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Chizoba AF, Pharr JR, Oodo G, Ezeobi E, Ilozumb J, Egharevba J, Ezeanolue EE, Nwandu A

Engaging Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) may be critical to preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) in Nigeria. We integrated TBAs into Primary Health Centers (PHCs) and provided the TBAs with HIV counseling and testing (HCT) training for PMTCT (TAP-In). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of TAP-In on HCT uptake among pregnant women. A quasi-experimental design was used for this study. Twenty PHCs were assigned to the intervention group that integrated TAP-In and 20 were assigned to the control group.

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Technical Brief: Community health workers and their role in implementing HIV services in Angola

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Management Science for Health (MSH), BLC Project

Community Health Workers (CHWs) may include traditional birth attendants, caregivers, community mobilizers, and peer counselors/educators. They are an integral part of many health care systems, especially in developing countries, and are now recognized by the WHO and the Global Health Workforce Alliance as a vital component of the health

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Historia De Sucesso: Parteiras tradicionais contribuem para a luta contra o VIH em Angola

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Management Science for Health (MSH), BLC Project

As parteiras tradicionais são figuras centrais na cultura Angolana e um dos recursos mais preciosos no campo da saúde”, diz Laura Marin, Gestora de Saúde Pública para a Médicos com África CUAMM (CUAMM) no Cunene, Angola. “A ideia de envolvê-las nos nossos projectos, misturando a cultura tradicional Africana a um programa moderno de educação em saúde surgiu em finais de 2012. As Parteiras Tradicionais desempenham um papel chave na comunidade; elas são respeitadas e influentes. O que faz delas uma das melhores formas de fazer a educação em saúde, especialmente para outras mulheres.”

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Success Story: Traditional birth attendants contribute to Angola’s HIV response

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Management Science for Health (MSH), BLC Project

"Traditional birth attendants are central figures in the Angolan culture, and one of the most precious resources in the health field," remarks Laura Marin, Public Health Manager for Doctors with Africa CUAMM (CUAMM) in Cunene, Angola. "The idea to involve them in our projects, mixing traditional African culture with a modern program of health education, came at the end of 2012. Traditional birth attendants have a key role in the community; they are respected and influential. This makes them one of the best ways to deliver health education, especially to other women."

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