PHC in Nigeria: Progress, Challenges & Collaborating for Transformation.

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Primary healthcare stands as the bedrock of the nation's health system, the first port of call for most seeking medical attention. For a heavily populated Country like Nigeria with income inequalities, examining the healthcare system through the lens of health equity is crucial. According to the World Health Organization, 80-90% of an individual's healthcare needs can be met at the primary healthcare level, underscoring the significance of standard, well-equipped, and staffed PHCs, especially in rural communities. Lack of functional PHCs endangers lives, particularly women and children in hard-to-reach areas. 

In view of this, on 16th September 2021, Nigeria Health Watch and the Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health at Scale (PacFah@Scale) organized a policy dialogue on Primary Health Care (PHC) in Nigeria, themed "40 Years After the Alma-Ata Declaration: Primary Health Care in Nigeria".

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