Training Traditional Birth Attendants in Nigeria (8) CHWs: Training Traditional Birth Attendants to become specialised CHWs (6)

3 June, 2019

Good to see the Nigerian diaspora stepping up to the plate ... stating they are ready to work with their home country pediatrician counterparts.

It doesn't however, address the issue of what their position is re: TBAs (TM =Traditional Midwife), which is the title of this topic.

Do they support the position of Dr. Joseph Ana and the Brown Button project?

What happens in such a populated country when one area is going one direction and the other states are not. How does the disconnect manifest itself?

Would be great to have the perspective of Dr Asonye.

Thank you.


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On Mon, Jun 3, 2019 at 1:21 PM Udochukwu O Asonye, USA via HIFA Forums <> wrote:

> Hello Dr Adebayo, [*see note below]


> This is Dr Udochukwu Asonye,a long time practicing Neonatologists in the

> USA and current Chair of Association of Nigerian Physicians in the Americas

> (ANPA) Maternal Child Health Committee.


> We’re very interested in partnering with our counterpart professionals

> back home; just concluded massive Medical Educational Mission in Abuja &

> Nasarawa State April 5-12,2019. We certified >100 health professionals in

> the Global Helping Babies Breathe (GHBB) Facilitators Program. Over the

> past few years we had conducted similar Programs in Abia, Imo, Anambra &

> Cross Rivers States.


> We would like to establish ongoing GHBB Programs,expanded as deemed

> necessary and appropriate.


> I’ll try to make contact with you in this effort.


> Udochukwu O.Asonye,MD,FAAP.

> 630 330 1451(USA)



> HIFA profile: Udochukwu O Asonye is Executive Vice President/ Chief

> Operating Officer of Optimus Hospitalists & Pediatric Subspecialists Ltd.

> in the USA. Professional interests: Initiatives to achieve a life-long goal

> of organized and accessible Maternal/Child Health Care System in his native

> Nigeria. uasonye AT


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