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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: Factsheets
Publication Date: 2015

Northern Nigeria has some of the highest rates of maternal, neonatal and child deaths in the world. Many of these deaths are preventable, but there are shortages of skilled health workers in the region, caused by factors including an inadequate number of institutional and practical training sites. Since 2012, the... 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
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