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Many women in Jigawa, Nigeria, have serious problems accessing healthcare because the majority of staff are male. “It is a sort of religious and traditional restriction,” says Aisha. “With this training we have more female midwives. When mothers go to hospital and see female faces they might be encouraged to attend the hospital.”
In Spring 2012, the British Government launched a new scheme – Women for Health – to support 7,000 girls and women to train as health workers in northern Nigeria by 2016. The new skills they learn will help save the lives of thousands of mums, babies and children.
Find out more at www.dfid.gov.uk/midwives-in-nigeria
Picture: Lindsay Mgbor/Department for International Development