Allman, Suzanne. Childbearing and the training of traditional birth attendants in rural Haiti

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Childbearing and the training of traditional birth attendants in rural Haiti

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Medical anthropology quarterly -- Vol. 17, no. 2

Published By: Original publisher Medical anthropology quarterly -- Vol. 17, no. 2 Washington, D.C.: Society for Medical Anthropology. 1986. 40-43 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Suzanne Allman

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2012. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Haitians (SV03)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Childbirth (844); Postnatal care (846); Infant care (854); Pregnancy (843); Medical care (758); Medical personnel (759); Research and development (654); Cultural identity and pride (186); Preventive medicine (751); Public health and sanitation (744); Birth statistics (163); Hospitals and clinics (743);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article focuses on childbearing practices and the training of traditional birth attendants through a donor-funded program in rural Haiti. It shows that in 1983 about 70% of women in Haiti deliver at home in an environment characterized by poor sanitation and high levels of infection and disease. Traditional birth attendants help most of these mothers using age old cultural practices. The article shows the importance of supporting traditional birth attendants through some low cost training programs for significantly improving the health of mothers and children.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 7

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. sv03-007

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Journal Article

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 43)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1980-1982

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Anthropologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Teferi Abate Adem; 2011

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1980-1986

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Haiti

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Haitians


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