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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
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2015

In rural areas, the number of girls who leave school with sufficient qualifications to attend health training institutions is low. Moreover, the lack of community understanding and misconception of girl child education presents a serious challenge for the production of quality female health workers that originate from the rural communities.... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2015

W4H’s goal is to facilitate improved accreditation status for the Health Training Institutions (HTIs) so more female students are indexed as nursing and midwifery students, as well as CHEWS. At the beginning of the Women for Health (W4H) programme, surveys of the hostels at the Health Training Institutions found that... Read more