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Training of traditional birth attendants in Faisalabad
50 traditional birth attendants were identified and trained by Caritas Pakistan Faisalabad in district Jhang of Punjab province in an effort to improve maternal and child health practices and promote family planning. Medical kits and certificates were distributed among traditional birth attendants TBAs on May 8 2019 in a ceremony following 7 days of training in two different areas of Union Council No. 30 Peerkot and UC No. 31 Masan.
“Birth attendants from these underprivileged areas were trained with modern technology and methods under the supervision of professional trainers to lower the fetus morality rate,” said Mr. Aneel Mushtaq Executive Secretary CPF. Caritas Pakistan paid daily allowance to the trainers of the trainings which started on 2nd May 2019. Assistant welfare officer M.Waris, Legal advisor of helping hand organization Sajid Ali Chadar, Principal of Govt. Boy’s High School Sayed Zil Abbas Shah, Principal of Girl’s High School Najma perveen were among the chief guests of the certificate distribution ceremony. All of them appreciated developmental activities of Caritas.
“CPF works for humanity without discrimination of any religion, race or color. It is the duty of both state and non government organizations to ensure mothers around the country have safe pregnancies and births,” said Mr. Amjad Gulzar Executive Director Caritas Pakistan.