W4HFinMgtThumb 2This ‘How-To’ Guide sets out an effective approach to supporting health training institutions through the process of strengthening their financial management, IT, documentation and grants management systems to use their resources more efficiently.

By managing their resources - human, material, financial, and knowledge –more efficiently and effectively, health training institutions can scale-up the supply of relevant, competent, and qualified graduates to deliver high-quality education and meet the demand for an increased number of health workers.

Based on the lessons learned from the implementation of the Women for Health (W4H) programme in five states in northern Nigeria (Jigawa, Kano, Katsina, Yobe and Zamfara), and working with 20 health training institutions, regulatory and state bodies, and a wide range of other important stakeholders.

This guide translates the lessons learned from the programme into a series of practical, inter-connected steps to guide similar projects and government initiatives in comparably challenging locations.

Other aspects of Women for Health’s support to health training institutions can be found in How-to Guide 2: Supporting Health Training Institutions to regain, maintain and upgrade their accreditation status and Guide 5: How to establish a Foundation Year Programme.

The guide is made up of three parts: 

  1. Preparation
  2. Designing Systems, Planning Improvement
  3. Implementation

While this Guide is focused on supporting health training institutions, some elements of the guidance could be valuable for the provision of other social services, such as education and more technical support, such as agriculture and water and sanitation.

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