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Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2015

Strengthening the capacity for effective communication is critical in improving relationship and accountability between students and health training institutions (HTI) management. Communication is important in any institution to promote mutual understanding. It improves awareness, management responsiveness, decision-making and relationship building. One of the findings of the Women for Health Gender... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2015

Support for good governance in Health Training Institutions plays a crucial role in achieving W4H’s target objectives and increase overall impact and value for money of the programme. A survey conducted at the start of Women for Health (W4H) programme revealed weak management and poor governance of the Health Training Institutions... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2015

A coordinated set of teaching and learning strategies can have lasting impact on student performance. At the beginning of Women for Health programme, the findings from an initial assessment of the quality of teaching demonstrated that the programme’s focus Health Training Institutions lacked not only the resources but the essential... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2015

Foundation Year Programme students have a higher chance of passing their exams if they receive learning support and extra coaching in the English Language. In response to the shortage of trained female health workers in the rural areas of northern Nigeria, Women for Health established a Foundation Year Programme (FYP). The... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2015

Improving the quality of teaching is a long term process and challenging attitudes is a critical part of transformational change. In March 2013, an assessment of quality of teaching was carried out in the 16 HTIs supported by Women for Health (W4H). The assessment found that the majority of tutors... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2015

Innovative approaches have led to an increased number of indexed student places at health training institutions. Inadequate numbers of health workers is impairing the provision of essential, life-saving interventions such as childhood immunization, safe pregnancy and delivery services for mothers, and access to treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis in... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2015

Advocacy plays a crucial role in not only achieving target objectives but also increasing value for money and overall impact for Women for Health. A 2013 Root Cause Analysis on the low supply of Health Workers in five Northern Nigerian states showed that transformational investments in Human Resources for Health were required... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2015

Evidence, experience and insights arising from NU Health programme is summarised in a set of three publications. Together these publications provide an overview of insights generated over the course of the programme, with the aim of informing programme efforts by other health service providers, government agencies or cooperating agency partners. This... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2015

In countries with high levels of poverty or instability and with poor health system management and governance, people are highly vulnerable to shocks associated with ill health, including major epidemics. An effective health system can help build their resilience by reducing exposure to infection and minimising the impact of sickness... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2015

Grants and incentives support beneficiaries of the Women for Health (W4H) Programme directly. The Women for Health programme supports a number of beneficiaries with grants and incentives. Beneficiary groups include Foundation Year Programme Students, Health Training Tutors, Midwives, Indigent Students and the Health Training Institutions themselves. This factsheet outlines the types... Read more