Skip to main content

Table 2 WHO regional classification of participants (country of origin/primary residence) in the HIFA2015 TBA messages analyzed

From: Stakeholder views on the incorporation of traditional birth attendants into the formal health systems of low-and middle-income countries: a qualitative analysis of the HIFA2015 and CHILD2015 email discussion forums

Geographical region of participants

Number (%) of participants from this region

African Region

100 (51.8%)

  Central Africa

3 (1.6%)

  East Africa

49 (25.4%)

  North Africa

1 (0.5%)

  Southern Africa

10 (5.2%)

  West Africa

37 (19.2%)

American Region

32 (16.6%)

European Region

39 (20.2%)

Eastern Mediterranean Region

4 (2.1%)

South East Asian Region

10 (5.2%)

Western Pacific Region

8 (4.1%)


193 (100%)

  1. Participants were classified according to the WHO’s regional groupings. The following countries were represented:
  2. African Region:
  3. • Central Africa: Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo.
  4. • East Africa: Eritrea, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda.
  5. • North Africa: Morocco.
  6. • Southern Africa: Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, and Zambia.
  7. • West Africa: Burkina Faso, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone.
  8. American Region: Canada, Haiti, St Kitts and Nevis, and USA.
  9. European Region: Belgium, Israel, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
  10. Eastern Mediterranean Region: West Bank and Gaza Strip, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan.
  11. South East Asian Region: India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
  12. Western Pacific Region: Australia, Brunei, Fiji, Papua New Guinea and the Philippines.