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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
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2015

Understanding the effectiveness of the Foundation Year Programme in producing a new generation of female health workers in northern Nigeria. The principle of health equity implies that all citizens should have an equal opportunity to be healthy. However, wide disparities in health status exist within many countries worldwide. In 2014,... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2014

There is growing interest internationally in the use of vouchers to incentivise health workers in order to improve the quality or efficiency of their care. Working closely with the state ministries of health, PRRINN-MNCH designed and supported implementation of a rural access initiative which involved training commercial car drivers from... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2014

The purpose of the Support to the National Malaria Programme (SuNMaP) case studies are to share the technical approaches for identifying and resolving market system challenges in the commercial malaria commodity markets in Nigeria, and the learning resulting from the tools, approaches and interventions applied. This case study examines the... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2014

This technical brief presents interim research findings from the UK aid funded Northern Uganda Health (NU Health) programme. NU Health was established in 2011 as a quasi-experimental controlled trial designed to assess the costs and benefits of results-based financing relative to traditional input-based financing in delivering quality health care to... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2014

This learning paper discusses the Support to National Malaria Programme (SuNMaP) experience of planning and creating demand for malaria prevention and control in Nigeria, including SuNMaP’s development of a comprehensive malaria communications plan. It presented the successes and the challenges that remain to scale-up demand creation activities and to consolidate the... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2014

SuNMaP incorporated an experimental project component, which focused on the development of private sector markets for long lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs), Artemisinin combination therapies (ACTs) and rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs). This case study describes how the evolution of the programme interventions have contributed to building the private and public sector... Read more
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2014

In Nigeria, the population can access long lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) through three ways: Mass distribution Routine distribution Commercial sector The first two are designed for LLINs to the most vulnerable groups, and others can access through the commercial markets. Due to the overwhelming malaria burden in the country, there was... Read more