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Women Expand Community Health Services in Nigeria

Employing women as community health workers was a pretty radical change for conservative, predominantly Muslim areas of northern Nigeria. Yet a small test using female community health workers revealed that Nigerian women and children were more likely to use health services if they could see women instead of male nurses. Nigeria has one of the world’s highest death rates of women connected with pregnancy and childbirth — and northern Nigeria is worse off than most of the rest...

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