DFID sponsors health graduates from five northern states
Disturbed by the high maternal mortality rate, especially in the Northern part of the country, the United Kingdom Agency for International Development (UKaid) otherwise known as Department for International Development (DFID) has commenced the training of young girls who were selected from five states of the North as nurses, midwives and health technicians.
The intervention came through Women for Health (W4H) programme that recently graduated 110 trained health professionals from Kano, Zamfara, Jigawa, Katsina and Yobe states at Coronation Hall, Government House, Kano.
It was tagged “Rural Foundation Year Programme Students Graduating from Professional Health Training in 2017 from five states.”
The National Programme Manager, Dr. Fatima Adamu said their survey showed that local communities were desperately in need of female health workers who could help to address maternal mortality.
“We have tried our best to get those trainees from villages in those states, so that they can go back to their various communities and help in ameliorating our problems of maternal mortality in our communities,” Adamu said.
She revealed that the school age girls were trained in places that had health facilities and in health training institutions across the five selected states, so that they could go back to their communities and work.