Increasing indexed student places in health training institutions. W4H

Authors: Adetoro A Adegoke and Ruqayya Manga
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 many developing countries. Increasing the number of health workers trained has been identified as one of the core strategies to improve this critical shortage of health workers. The World Health Organisation (WHO) in its report “Scaling Up, Saving Lives” calls for a rapid and significant scaling up of investment in education and training of health workers as part of a broader effort to strengthen health systems.

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Tags: Capacity building, Empowerment, access to services, Northern Nigeria, Rural health workers, Health Training Institutions, Access to education, midwives, WHO, shortage of female health workers, midwifery education,