An innovative and cost-effective approach to training rural girls helps to generate more community health workers in Katsina state

Author: Hafsat M Baba

The Challenge
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, including health training, encourages them to marry off their daughters as soon as possible.

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