Friday, 10 January 2014

Traditional birth attendants blamed for HIV among newborn babies

The Ugandan Ministry of Health has passed a resolution to phase out traditional birth attendants by 2015 in a bid to meet zero new HIV infections among newborn babies.
Sarah Opendi, the minister in charge of primary health, said the government will not tolerate traditional birth attendants, who are not medically qualified, as they do not have the skills to deliver expectant mothers who are HIV positive, and therefore risk exposing the babies to HIV infection.

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