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. Poor financial capacity of parents to pay for education, such as health training, encourages them to marry off their daughters outside their communities as soon as possible.
Supporting rural girls into higher education at health training institutions. W4HAuthors: Hafsat M Baba
Document Type: Policy and technical briefs
Publication Date: 2015