Publications Archive Summary – Journey So Far
Women for Health: The Journey is a report of the evolution and progress of the Women for Health programme in five states in northern Nigeria. This report tracks the evolution of the implementation phase of the Women for Health programme. It notes specific achievements to date and highlights the critical factors that have contributed to its success. It reflects on important lessons that have been learned over the course of the programme and suggests steps for future action which can be used to inform scale up of future initiatives.
Women for Health Theory of Change Tree
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 into improved outcomes, such as increased training capacity for female health workers, improved quality of education, and transformation of the health training institutions.
Women for Health programme briefing January 2017
This Women for Health (W4H) summary provides an overview of the five-year DFID-funded programme. The programme has contributed to improving maternal outcomes by addressing the shortage of female health workers, especially midwives, in five states in Northern Nigeria. The aim of W4H is to train over 6000 female workers by convening decision-makers, leaders and communities to address the barriers rural women face in accessing health training. W4H supports the improvement of health training institutes by facilitating the provision of an enabling environment including providing adequate infrastructure, maintaining accreditation status and financial management.
Hauwa’s success on the Foundation Year Programme, W4H
18-year-old Hauwa lives with her extended family of 18 in Tumfafi in Northern Nigeria. Tumfafi, has just one health centre with only five staff to serve a population of 14,000. Hauwa left school at age 15 but due to missing credits was unable to enrol to be a health worker however the Women for Health team encouraged her to register for the Foundation Year Programme(FYP) at the health training institute. With her credits, she was eligible to take the Foundation Year Bridging Programme gaining the two additional credits required to join the mainstream midwifery course.
Foundation Year Programme Graduation - Time to celebrate our success
Living the dream to become a midwife
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.
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.