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Nigeria’s Primary Health Care Training Institutions: Challenges and Progress

Nigeria is one of 57 countries defined by the World Health Organization as having a critical shortage of health workers. CapacityPlus undertook an assessment of Nigerian midwifery, health technology, and nursing schools to better understand the progress and challenges in producing greater numbers of competent and qualified health providers. Nineteen schools were assessed through focus group interviews and on-site evaluations. Presented at the 9th Annual Physician Workforce Research Conference in Alexandria, VA on May 2-3, 2013, this poster depicts the challenges that health care training institutions face in Nigeria, along with recommendations to overcome these challenges.