Task-shifting and Task-sharing Policy for Essential Health Care Services in Nigeria
In Nigeria, the shortage of health care workers has resulted in poor use of thousands of facilities for essential health care services. In some parts of the country, community health extension workers are employed but under-utilized. The National Task Shifting and Sharing Policy is aimed at changing the curriculum for pre-service education and in-service training to produce more knowledgeable and skilled health care workers. These measures are temporary and are designed to make the best use of staff currently employed to Nigerian health facilities.