Through the USAID-funded CapacityPlusproject, IntraHealth worked with the Federal Ministry of Health, state ministries of health, and other partners to increase the number and improve the distribution of high-quality health workers to respond to HIV/AIDS, reproductive health, maternal and child health, and other health needs through targeted human resources interventions at the national and state level.
Helped the Nursing & Midwifery Council of Nigeria, Community Health Practitioners Board, & Medical Laboratory Science Council update records for more than 250,000 nurses and midwives, 88,000 community health workers, &17,000 medical laboratory scientists.
Rolled out a certification and licensing system to track health workers from education through attrition at the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria, the Community Health Practitioners Board, and the Medical Laboratory Science Council.
Supported 22 schools of midwifery and health technology in Nigeria to increase the quality of training and the numbers of newly-graduated midwives and community health extension workers that are successfully deployed.
In collaboration with the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, conducted a study in six Nigerian states to explore retention of midwives. Findings showed an overall mean rate of attrition of 16.4%.
Completed HRH situation analyses in Benue, Nasarawa, Imo, Ogun, Oyo, and Cross River states in Nigeria, and worked with state ministries of health to develop HRH strategic plans that align with each state’s strategic health development plan.