Hello colleagues, if the comment here [http://www.hifa.org/dgroups-rss/traditional-birth-attendants-8] refers to Uganda then it is not true. I have done and read survey after survey and I have never found deliveries in Uganda at health facilities that are below 50%. Actually almost it is 2/3 per most surveys. TBAs play different roles but no longer lead in delivering women in Uganda
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HIFA profile: Peter Waiswa is a at Makerere University School of Public Health and a Post Doctoral Fellow at the Division of Global Health, Public Health Department at Karolinska Institutet. He has work experience with districts, NGOs, Ministry of Health, and now with Universities. Research and program interests include health systems research including policy analysis, implementation and operations research, and how well these are linked to programming with special interest to maternal, newborn and child health. He is also a researcher at Makerere University Iganga/Mayuge Health and Demographic Surveillance Site and a Working Group leader for Newborn Research and Social Autopsy at the International Network of Health Demographic Surveillance Sites (INDEPTH Network).
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