NGO Trains Women IDPs as Traditional Birth Attendance in Adamawa

By Tom Garba, Yola

An NGO, Betneely Charity Foundation has provided midwive training to 45 women selected as Traditional Birth Attendants (TBA) in three of thr Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in North East Adamawa.

Presenting the trainees with working kits and certificates at a ceremony in Malkohi Camp near Yola, the Managing Director of the foundation, Mrs Betty Olutunde, said the gesture was to help is bringing succor to pregnant women in the camps.

Olutunde who was represented by Mrs Hajara Kadiri, a board member in the foundation, said the midwife training provided to 15 women each selected from three camps in the state was done with the support from U.S embassy in Nigeria.

He urged the trainees to make use of the knowledge obtained as traditional birth attendants in helping fellow women in camps.

Speaking at the occasion, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Coordinator in Adamawa, Mr Sa'ad Bello, lauded the development which he said would go a long way checking infant mortality in the camps.

Bello who was represented by Hajiya Amina Hamman, also lauded other organizations that have been assisting in making life better for the IDPs assuring that NEMA is always ready to partner with them in that direction.

Many of the trainees who spoke said it was a happy experience and that they were prepare to contribute positively with the training and kits acquired in helping pregnant women in the camps and their communities whenever the go back home.