The Women for Health Theory of Change Tree infographic establishes how the strategies, and approaches of the Women for Health programme translate into improved outcomes and beneficial wider impacts.
Rooted in sound strategies such as improved teacher training, gender management planning, advocacy to decision makers and legislators, midwife retention schemes and the Foundation Year Programme, the Women for Health programme establishes good governance and infrastructure. This feeds in to improved outcomes, such as increased training capacity for female health workers, improved quality of education, and transformation of the health training institutions.
The impact of improved outcomes is felt across the rural communities involved: women from rural areas are empowered to follow careers, the quality of health workers is improved, female students act as local champions, and over 6,000 female health workers will have been trained by October 2017.
This leads to better indicators for maternal and child health, the economic and social empowerment of women, increased access to and use of health services by women and girls, and more female health workers in rural communities.
Overall, these changes are informed by the findings of implementation which leads to more effective stakeholder engagement and evidence-based advocacy to act on key decisions.