Training urban traditional birth attendants : balancing international policy and local reality : preliminary evidence from the slums of India on the attitudes and practice of clients and practitioners.
This paper reviews the development of an international policy to train traditional birth attendants.
The paper discusses the need for adaptation of this policy to the local circumstances.
The discussion starts with an introduction to urban health in developing countries and the effects of urbanization on women.
Slum improvement is discussed as a means of upgrading women's health.
This is followed by a case study of urban TBAs in a slum improvement project in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Mots-clés Pascal : Politique sanitaire, Agent santé, Accouchement, Programme sanitaire, Formation professionnelle, Milieu urbain, Inde, Asie, Médecine traditionnelle, Banlieue, Milieu culturel
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health policy, Health worker, Delivery, Sanitary program, Occupational training, Urban environment, India, Asia, Folk medicine, Cultural environment
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Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 199406.