The importance of Traditional Birth Attendants

Nurture Project International's Founder and CEO Brooke Bauer talks about our work with Traditional Birth Attendants in northern Iraq. 

Since 2014 the Islamic State has been active in Sinjar and has killed, captured and enslaved thousands of Yazidis in their time of destruction. What happened to the society has been declared a genocide.

Yazidi Traditional Birth Attendants

Yazidi Traditional Birth Attendants

In Khanke, northern Iraq, babies are born each day with limited medical care. Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) are women who assist a mother during pregnancy, labor and delivery, and during the postpartum period.

The knowledge that TBAs have is passed down by women from generation to generation. Most TBAs learned by apprenticeship or personal experience and they form an important link in the chain of health personnel providing primary health
care in the Yazidi society.

NPl has developed training programs in conjunction with TBAs so that they can keep their technical skills up to date and use their highly valuable knowledge and experience to fill this gap in the camps.

These training programs will be held in our new women's center, but only with your help. We need you to stand up for Yazidi women and infants and help us finish the refurbishment of the center.

You can find out more and donate here.

Help us transform this house near Khanke camp into a vibrant women's center.

Help us transform this house near Khanke camp into a vibrant women's center.