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The Women of Yar Gaya Community Deserve to Give Birth in Dignity

Yar Gaya Primary Health Centre (PHC) is a health facility in Yar Gaya community in Dawakin Kudu Local Government Area (LGA) of Kano State. Established 42 years ago, the PHC is plagued by so many challenges that it now only provides skeletal services, leaving community members with no option but to travel long distances in […]

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Runa Primary Health Centre: No Longer Reliable

Since the early 90s, residents of Runa community in Dawakin Kudu Local Government Area (LGA) of Kano State have relied on Runa Primary Health Centre (PHC) for their health needs. However, the health facility can no longer cater to the health needs of the community members. According to Ahmad Abubakar, a health worker in the […]

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Lemu PHC: On the Way to Becoming a ‘Model’

Adama Sani brought her son to Lemu Primary Health Centre (PHC) in Lemu community, Gbako Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State. According to Sani, services at the PHC started improving 2 years ago, thanks to the intervention of the Niger State Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) office. “Before, when you bring your child here, he […]

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Matandi PHC: Only a Total Renovation will do.

It is not hard for a first-time visitor to Matandi Primary Health Centre (PHC) to imagine it as the well-built, well equipped health centre it once was, positioned to meet the health needs of the people of Matandi community in Magama Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State. But that was in the past. The […]

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Here’s why The Government Should Renovate Saidu Namaska Primary Health Centre

For any person seeking to ascertain how well a Primary Health Centre (PHC) operates, the best people to speak to are the health workers in the facility, as well as the patients, preferably pregnant women, who use it more frequently than other community members. Wasila Bala is a health worker at Saidu Namaska PHC in […]

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Gada Yan Biyu PHC: Where Healthcare is Not Accessible

Healthcare must be accessible, and like every Primary Health Centre, Gada Yan Biyu PHC was built to ensure that the community members of of Gada Yan Biyu in Shiroro Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State, have access to quality healthcare. But the PHC is not able to meet the community’s healthcare needs as, according […]

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Nuwankosoma PHC: Nothing but an empty shell

Nuwankosoma Primary Health Center (PHC) in Gbako Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State was built 20 years ago and there is no evidence that it has undergone any tangible renovation in that period. The PHC was built in the early 2000s to meet the health care needs of the people of Nuwankosoma community who […]

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GABADNA PHC: Where Basic Health Care is a Myth

Gabadna community in Paikoro Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State is a community where residents are forced to access healthcare in a Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) that is so decrepit, one would think it was no longer in use. Garba Kafa, an elderly man who is also a security guard at the health facility […]

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Poor Accountability for Tashan Jirgi Primary Healthcare Centre Constituency Project Causing Local Community Hardship

Tashan Jirgi is a fishing community in Kwata ward in Wushishi Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State. The community has a new health facility, built by the member representing Wushishi LGA in the Federal House of Representative in 2020. However, for over a year since it was built, the facility has been under lock […]

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Nuwonkta PHC: A Shadow of a Health Facility

Nuwonkota is an agrarian community in Gbako Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State. The community has a Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) which provides healthcare services to the people. The PHC has however been in a bad shape for several years. According to Umar Aliyu, the in-charge of the PHC, the facility lacks essential infrastructure […]

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Gwarjiko PHC in Niger State Needs Rehabilitation, Mediciness and More Health Workers

Gwarjiko Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) in Gwarjiko community, Wushishi Local Government Area (LGA) in Niger State has several challenges. Even though the PHC has staff quarters, which are not often found in health facilities of this kind, the health facility suffers from poor infrastructure and lack of essential medicines. According to Abdullahi Muhammad, who is […]

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Lupma PHC Has No Toilet, No Water and Has Only Two Workers

Lupma is a rural community in Paikoro Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State. The access road to the community is motorable, however their only Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) is not only dilapidated but has only two health workers. According to Fati Bawa who brought her child for immunization, the biggest challenge in the PHC. […]

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Our Only Source of Water Is a Small River: Agwa Community Cries Out

Agwa is a rural community in Wushishi Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State. Most of the people in Agwa are farmers and fishermen. This community is facing numerous challenges such as poor access roads, however most pressing is the lack of safe and clean water supply, according to the community leader, Ibrahim Bello. He […]

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Mantafien Community In Niger State: Benefitting from 24-hour Healthcare Services

Mantafien is a fishing community in Gbako Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State and is surrounded by many other communities that lack access to quality healthcare services, due to the non-functionality of the primary healthcare centers (PHCs). However, the story is different in Mantafien, as people enjoy 24-hour healthcare services due to the existence […]