The imperative to train traditional birth attendants (TBAs) cannot be overstated, especially in regions with limited access to formal healthcare services.

In sub-Saharan Africa, where maternal mortality rates remain unacceptably high, TBAs continue to play a vital role in assisting with childbirth, particularly in rural and underserved communities. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), as of 2017, maternal mortality rates in sub-Saharan Africa were estimated at 542 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births, with a significant portion of these deaths occurring due to complications during childbirth that could have been prevented or managed with skilled care.


Stanley Uche, a Grassroot Development Champion, has contributed his quota by embarking on the “Train a traditional birth attendant” Project. He physically executed the project on the 26th of August 2023 at No. 4 Calabar street off ojeowerre road Abakaliki, Ebonyi State. He taught on safe delivery practices, recognizing danger signs, and facilitating timely referrals to skilled healthcare providers as it significantly reduces maternal and neonatal mortality rates. This training enhances the quality of care during childbirth, mitigates complications, and ensures that more women have access to skilled assistance during labor and delivery, ultimately improving birth outcomes. The project turned out successful as all six (6) participants were happy and felt fulfilled with the outcome of the process.