THE WHITE RIBBON ALLIANCE
FOR SAFE MOTHERHOOD, INDIA

Advocacy for Expansion of Life-Saving Skills for Skilled Birth Attendants

WRAI worked with the technical group that supported the process of enabling policy changes to allow Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANM) in India to practice life-saving skills and administer drugs. We were invited by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to lead the process of the development of evidence-based guidelines and protocols for its essential package for skilled birth attendance. Subsequently, we also supported the Ministry in developing and piloting training packages for ANMs to enable them to function as skilled birth attendants and to test the feasibility of implementation of the new guidelines for ANMs.