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Father holding baby
 
This Nigerian father of three wanted a big family, and fast. Now, he prioritizes health.
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Jhpiego Newsletter | September 2018
 
 
Violet
Make Way for Violet
Why be shy about promoting circumcision?
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Shakila
A Worthwhile Life
As a volunteer community health worker, Shakila is a lifesaving role model.
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Resourcefully Yours
Competence is the central principle of any educational approach, according to a commentary in the journal Midwifery. In “Midwifery Matters,” coauthors Suzanne Stalls and Peter Johnson cite the staggering deficit of 18 million health workers projected by 2030, and argue that when need is great, and resources limited, countries must focus efforts to build transformative educational systems.
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A new study protocol published in BMC Health Services Research describes research in Nigeria’s Ebonyi and Kogi states that will compare the effectiveness and costs of onsite low-dose, high-frequency (LDHF) plus mobile mentoring training with traditional offsite, group-based training in improving providers’ knowledge and skills in maternal and newborn day-of-birth care, and to determine trainees’ satisfaction with the approaches. By replicating a similar study conducted in Ghana, the authors plan to evaluate the LDHF approach in Nigeria and provide evidence to the Ministry of Health on how and which training approach, frequency and setting will result in the greatest return on investment.
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