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Document Type: Guidelines and manuals
Publication Date: 2017

This How-To guide is about the process of addressing barriers to the education and recruitment of young women from rural areas of Northern Nigeria and empowering them to enter training to become health workers. It translates the lessons learned from the programme into a series of practical, inter-connected steps to... Read more
Document Type: Stories
Publication Date: 2017

This story is about Hauwa’s success on the Foundation Year Programme. As an 18 year old woman, Hauwa lives with her extended family of 18 people in the rural community of Tumfafi, Northern Nigeria. In Tumfafi, there is just one health centre with only five staff to serve a population of... Read more
Document Type: Press
Publication Date: 2017

The article ‘How to fix war-torn societies? Help women to work’ reports, under the subheading ‘Nigeria Nurses’, how the Women for Health programme in five states in Northern Nigeria is changing women’s roles in societies. The programme is training 6,000 young girls from rural Nigerian communities to be female health workers. The article includes... Read more
Document Type: Videos
Publication Date: 2017


Seeds of Change is a three part film highlighting the key approaches and impacts of the Women for Health Programme in addressing the acute shortage of female health workers in Northern Nigeria. The first part, Sowing the Seeds, outlines the context in which gender relationships are being transformed in areas... Read more
Document Type: Guidelines and manuals
Publication Date: 2017

This ‘How-To’ guide sets out an effective approach to supporting health training institutions through the process of gaining – or regaining –accreditation status for their health training programmes, and in establishing processes to ensure that accreditation is maintained. The guide also looks at how to help these institutions get funding... Read more
Document Type: Infographics and posters
Publication Date: 2017

The Women for Health Theory of Change Tree infographic establishes how the strategies, and approaches of the Women for Health programme translate into improved outcomes and beneficial wider impacts. Rooted in sound strategies such as improved teacher training, gender management planning, advocacy to decision makers and legislators, midwife retention schemes... Read more
Document Type: Factsheets
Publication Date: 2017

This Women for Health programme briefing provides an overview of the five year DFID-funded programme, the overall purpose, aim, outputs and most recent results. The programme contributes to improving maternal outcomes by addressing the shortage of female health workers, especially midwives, in five states in Northern Nigeria. The Women for... Read more
Document Type: Reports
Publication Date: 2017

Women for Health: The Journey is a report of the evolution and progress of the Women for Health programme in five states in northern Nigeria. This report tracks the evolution of the implementation phase of the Women for Health programme. It notes specific achievements to date and highlights the critical... Read more
Document Type: Presentations
Publication Date: 2016

This presentation was delivered as part of the Women for Health (W4H) programme team panel at Accountability NOW: A national summit to Advance Newborn and Maternal Health in Nigeria held in Abuja on 16 – 18 February 2016. In rural northern Nigeria, the chronic shortage of female health-workers combines with social... Read more