Table 5

PMTCT activities that TBAs would agree to participate in TBA survey, Murewa and Goromonzi districts, Zimbabwe, 2006 (n = 72)

Traditional birth attendant (TBAs) †

Agree


Report performing it

< 25%

> 75%


Mothers

-Raise awareness

*

-Inform women/men of the benefits of HIV testing

*

- Refer women for HIV testing

14%

*

- Perform blood test

*

- Dispense the medication to the women

*

- Directly observe the women ingest the medication during labour

*

- Inform women on appropriate breastfeeding measures

*

- Provide psychological support to HIV + women

*

- Provide continuum of care to HIV + mother and child

*

Child

- Refer the infant to a health centre for medication

*

- Accompany infant to the health centre for medication

*

- Provide medication to the infant

*

Assist health centre in the documentation of ANC services

16%

*


† All comparisons between trained and untrained TBAs are not statistically significant

ANC: antenatal care

Perez et al. BMC Public Health 2008 8:401   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-8-401

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