To check the rate of infant and maternal mortality in the state, Cross River State Government is to integrate traditional birth attendants (TBAs) into its healthcare system.
The state government said this was necessary considering their strategic role in the society, in terms of taking delivery of babies, especially in rural areas.
UNIVERSALLY, the Primary Health Care, PHC, is a form of essential service that is based on scientifically sound and socially acceptable methods and technology to make health care accessible to all individuals and families in a community.
Although considered the cornerstone of universal health systems, PHCs have often been neglected in terms of funding and other areas of operations in many states across the nation. The long neglect of this level of care has in turn brought grief on the secondary and tertiary facilities.
Two months after the traditional marriage ceremony between Mr. and Mrs. Anthony and Nkechinyere Agbasi was formalised, Mrs Agbasi conceived. The entire Agbasi family received the news with excitement. Considering the African culture that perceives children as divine gifts from God, families, relations, friends and colleagues looked forward to the save delivery of the baby.