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ASEAN Regional Guideline for Minimum Requirements for Training and Accreditation of Skilled Birth Attendants (SBA)

The Guideline provides critical information on the required core competencies of skilled birth attendants (SBAs) in the countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). This includes the standards for their training programmes, as well as the relevant requirements for training institutions and for the assessment and accreditation of SBAs. The Guideline also aims to define the core competencies for SBAs of the ASEAN community as well as evaluation and accreditation methods; to establish training standards for birth attendants to meet the ASEAN’s SBA core competencies; and to define the criteria and processes for capacity assessment and accreditation of a training institution capable of delivering SBA training and/or accreditation, in accordance with ASEAN agreed core competencies.