The Women for Health (W4H) is entering an exciting new extension phase and will evolve to adapt to the emerging context and new challenges in the North, including expanding into Borno State.

It will focus on a “building back better” approach in the conflict and humanitarian areas in Yobe and Borno states, and will ensure sustainability of the progress achieved over the last five years in Katsina, Kano, Jigawa and Zamfara.

The extension phase is expected to run until October 2020 will also facilitate locally-led scale up of the W4H approach in additional states and institutionalisation of commitment by Federal agencies.

It is expected that the women’s empowerment aspects of the programme and the way the programme is implemented will contribute to communities’ resilience and to peace-building.

Since November 2012, W4H has increased the number and capacity of female health workers in Kano, Katsina, Jigawa, Zamfara and Yobe, while at the same time contributed to women’s empowerment and gender equality in communities and institutions in the North. Read more



 HRH17The 3rd National Human Resources for Health Conference took place at the Nicon Luxury Hotel in Abuja from the 18th -20th of July 2017. The theme for this year’s conference was ‘strengthening human resources for health towards revitalization of functional primary healthcare centres (PHCs) in Nigeria’.

The conference was sponsored by the Federal Government of Nigeria and supported by various organizations including Women for Health (W4H), Save the Children International, Pathfinder International, Population Council, World Health Organization (WHO), Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and UKAID.

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On July 18th-20th 2017, the 3rd National Human Resources for Health Conference will take place in Abuja, Nigeria. This year’s theme is “Strengthening human resources for health towards revitalisation of PHC’s in Nigeria”.

The conference aims to raise the profile of the issues around human resources for health and mobilise investment. It will also appraise Nigeria’s preparedness to supply a health workforce for PHCs by 2019 and review Nigeria’s commitments from the third Global HRH Forum in Recife, Brazil.