Living the dream to become a midwife. W4H

Authors: Women for Health Programme and Health Partners International
Document Type: Videos
Publication Date: 2016

This film explores the impact of the Women for Health (W4H) programme on the lives of young rural women in northern Nigeria. By changing attitudes to educating young women and girls, W4H is boosting the number of women enrolled in midwifery schools.  

Women for Health (W4H) is a five year UK aid funded programme that aims to address the acute shortages of female health workers in five states in northern Nigeria.

W4H established a Foundation Year Programme to bridge the gap for students who would have previously lacked the qualifications to enter health training. Watch recipients of the Foundation Year Programme sharing their ambitions for the future and the impact that the programme has made on their lives.

Tags: Nigeria, Community mobilisation, Empowerment, Gender, women's empowerment, Women for Health, Northern Nigeria, Foundation Year Programme, gender equality, DFID, girls education, W4H, female health workers, FYP, girls for health, social inclusion, gender equity, Health training, midwifery education,