By: Luka Daniel, Bauchi,
No fewer than 120 women have been trained on Traditional method of Birth Attendance in Bauchi State.
The women were trained by an NGO, Society for the Control of HIV /AIDS, Tuberculosis and Support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (BASHIMTU).
The Bauchi state Coordinator of the organization, Hajiya Fatima Yakubu, disclosed this yesterday during the graduation ceremony of the trainees held at the Federal Secretariat Bauchi.
Hajiya Yakubu explained that the women were trained by professional midwives at various hospitals in the state, adding that, the trainees would be attending to poor pregnant women, who cannot afford to deliver at health facilities.
She said the NGO was established with set objectives of empowering women in the state, eradicating the spread of HIV /AIDS.
Adding also that, BASHIMTU had since its inception been rehabilitating prostitutes in the state and reintegrating them into their respective families.
"We in collaboration with the state Hisbah (Islamic police) do pay unexpected visits to notorious brothels, arrest prostitutes and rehabilitate them so that they could reunite with their parents ". She noted.
Hajiya Fatima Yakubu also said that forms were secured by the NGO from Bank of Industry for distribution to 50 women so they would access a loan of N100, 000 each to start businesses of their own in order to be self reliant.