Skilled Birth Attendant Spotlight: Ms. Bishnu Gurung
Ms. Bishnu Gurung, Auxiliary Nurse Midwife, has worked for the past two years at Annapurna Health Post, Bhojpur. Two months ago, Ms. Bishnu received Skilled Birth Attendant (SBA) training with support from One Heart World-Wide.
"SBA training has given me more strength and courage to save lives at birth."
Ms. Bishnu thinks that this training has solved a lot of problems that were present previously.
“Before the training there used to be a lot of complications related to the delivery, which had to be referred to the district hospital for management. That took four hours by vehicle and 10 hours by foot. Pregnant women who are referred are always at risk during the transportation. SBA training has improved the way we take care of mothers and newborns by enabling us to manage birth complications locally, unless the case is too serious to be referred.I am really grateful to One Heart World-Wide for providing financial support for my SBA training, which is helping to save the lives of mothers and newborns in these remote rural areas of Bhojpur, Nepal during and after delivery.”