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