Certain linguistic groups in the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea are unique in that there is no cultural role for a traditional birth attendant and, therefore, women deliver alone unattented.
A programme to train village women as midwives was begun at Nipa Health Centre in 1981 and later expanded to a province-wide scope in 1986.
Thirty-two Angal Heneng village midwives were trained during the period 1981-1989.
Women of this language group have traditionally given birth alone.
By 1989 the Angal Heneng village midwives had supervised 623 deliveries while 24 of them were still practicing.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mélanésie, Océanie, Accouchement, Aide thérapeutique, Education sanitaire, Milieu rural, Milieu culturel, Homme, Femelle, Mère, Gestation, Papouasie Nouvelle Guinée, Obstétrique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Melanesia, Oceania, Delivery, Therapeutic assistance, Health education, Rural environment, Cultural environment, Human, Female, Mother, Pregnancy, Papua New Guinea, Obstetrics
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 91-0506798
Code Inist : 002B20G01. Création : 199406.