The Carter Center’s Public Health Training Initiative in Sudan and Nigeria aims to strengthen sustainable health science educational capacity in collaboration with the federal ministries of health to scale up the training and deployment of frontline health workers. The ultimate goal is that by strengthening the health workforce development and optimizing the deployment of these workers, maternal and child health outcomes will improve in communities throughout Nigeria and Sudan.
The World Health Organization estimates that in sub-Saharan Africa, there is a substantial health workforce crisis, where local communities face a significant shortage of physicians, midwives, nurses, and support workers. The impact of this workforce shortage can be seen in high rates of maternal and child mortality.
The Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC) is working with the Carter Center to develop theoretical program frameworks, a monitoring and evaluation framework, and processes that will enable ongoing learning and assessment of the initiative’s effectiveness in Nigeria and Sudan. Importantly, GHPC will also work to develop local monitoring and evaluation capacity.