Skilled Birth Attendant Training Interim Report March 2024

March 18, 2024

SBA (Skilled Birth Attendant) Training is a program for the capacity development of nursing and midwives working in the government birthing centres, health posts and hospitals. We have started this batch for the health professional volunteering in various locations in remote areas of Gorkha’s health institutions (refer the list of the participants).

Location of the Training

The SBA training is started in Lamjung Hospital Lamjung, Beshisahar, Lamjung.

Start Date

The SBA Training started from March 18, 2024.

No of Participants

There are 15 SBA participants taking part in the training.


Various methodologies are/will apply during the training:

  • Problem solving
  • Discussion
  • Group work
  • Presentation
  • Theory review
  • Practical sessions in the hospital

Core Competences

There are 27 core competencies that will be dealt during the training.  Initially pre-training skills and knowledge assessment will be done; then follows training core competences and later phase post training and internship. Both new knowledge and skills will be transferred to them in a participatory manner and they are given opportunities to take part in the hospital to carry out various cases of deliveries, observe various cases, and assist the team members. Thus all the participants build their confidence gaining feedback by the trainers, fellow participants and hospital staff.

Responses of Participants:

“If IDEA had not sponsored me I would not have opportunity to take part in SBA Training.”  – Amrita Gurung

“Thank you to IDEA for providing me opportunity to take part SBA training.” – Anjana Gautam

“I hope I will be able to make normal deliveries in my health post. Thanks to IDEA.” – Chhya Bista


Health Department of the Concerned Municipalities has promised to give them a temporary contract initially after SBA training and then permanent positions as per the Government rules and regulations.