MIMMS Community level qualitative data: Traditional birth attendants (TBA) 2014-15 - Seven provinces in South Africa
- Ncayiyana, Daniel James
- Maluleke, Xavela Thelmah
- Hongoro, Charles
- Labadarios, Demetre
- Human Sciences Research Council
- Human Sciences Research Council (Producer)
- National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- United States President's Emergency Plan for Aids Relief
CHILD MORBIDITY AND MORTALITY; CIVIL REGISTRATION AND VITAL STATISTIC SYSTEMS; GAP ANALYSIS; MATERNAL AND CHILD SURVEILLANCE; MATERNAL MORBIDITY AND MORTALITY
Description: The data set consists of 15 transcripts of interviews with traditional birth attendants. All nine provinces were included in the study sample, however, no data were collected for TBAs in Eastern Cape and KwaZulu Natal, urban or rural, Limpopo, urban, North West rural, or Western Cape urban, as TBAsâ practice is not encouraged in many communities and finding willing participants was thus a challenge.
Abstract: This project was conceived to investigate the functionality of the South African civil registration and vital statistics system, and to identify those shortcomings that undermine its effectiveness and accuracy in the surveillance of birth and death statistics relative to expectant mother, infants and children. Through a Gap analysis the challenges, bottlenecks and short circuits (the 'gaps') within the surveillance system that serve to compromise the efficiency and effectiveness of the system were identified. The project's aim was to strengthen the existing surveillance strategies for monitoring maternal and child morbidity and mortality in South Africa. The objectives of the project were the following: assess the current surveillance system and strategies for monitoring maternal and child morbidity and mortality in order to identify gaps and challenges within the system; and to describe the availability and performance of maternal, obstetric and infant health care services. The gap analysis included gathering information related to the functioning, challenges and efficiency of the surveillance system at all levels including communities and assessment of the availability and performance of the Civil Registration and Vital Statistics system (CRVS) and maternal and child health (MCH) services. All nine provinces of South Africa were included in the gap analysis. A total of eighteen (18) districts, one urban and one rural per province participated in the gap analysis. The target population included Department of Home Affairs and Department of Health officials working in different components of the CRVS system and MCH respectively at community, facility, district, provincial and national level. It also included all community leaders (these included traditional leaders, community leaders and farm owner/representative), Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs), community health workers and pregnant women.
2014 / 2014
South Africa (ZA)
OtherOther, Data on CRVS and maternal and child health services at community level were collected from the traditional leaders, farmers/farm caretakers, community leaders, traditional birth attendants or women assisting other women during childbirth, pregnant women and community health workers (CHWs) of participating areas on the registration of birth and deaths and current surveillance system. At community level, one-on-one and/or group discussions were conducted with traditional leaders, farmers/farm caretakers, community leaders, TBAs or women assisting other women during childbirth, pregnant women and CHWs to identify gaps and challenges in the registration of births and deaths and to determine community practices that contribute to the gaps in the current surveillance system. Inputs on the availability and performance of maternal, obstetric and infant health care services at community level were also sought. These were conducted from May to July 2014. The tools used were adapted from the Family Care International - Skilled Care Initiative tools for qualitative research (Family Care International & JHPIEGO, 2004).
Digital audio recording
Update Metadata: 2021-01-13 | Issue Number: 861 | Registration Date: 2018-03-15