Nigeria: Capacity Plus Equips 874 Health Students

Hope Abah | allAfrica | March 5, 2013

Capacity Plus (Nigeria) has presented 874 students drawn from various health institutions of learning across 23 states of the country with different categories of scholarship and bursary award inorder to encourage more enrolment of people as health workers in the intent to increase numbers of practicing professionals.

Technical advisor of Capacity Plus, a USAID global funded organisation, Ngobua Samuel said the idea is targeted at addressing the World Health Organisation findings of a shortage of 4.5 million health workers worldwide inorder to find possible solution to the challenge of 57 countries with critical shortage of health workers.

According to him, the scholarship and bursary award which ranges between N75,000 and N25,000 for each deserving student undertaking a course in midwifery or community health extension programme is meant to economically improve their pass rate in professional examination...