Skilled Birth Attendant

Skilled Birth Attendant

Safe deliveries closer to mothers’ homes.

National Need

  • There is a lack of doctors outside of hospitals, and doctors can’t provide all the services needed inside hospitals
  • Nepal has a goal to train 5000 SBAs by 2015
  • Government is aiming to reach Millennium Development Goal 5


  • 2-months for nurses, shorter for doctors
  • 27 competencies through hands-on clinical work


  • Total 1797 trained so far since 2006
  • NSI is a part of national system of SBA buildup


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SBA students reach competency by mastering standardized checklists.