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Spotlighting the Many Challenges at Dappo Primary Health Centre

The Primary Health Care (PHC) system is designed to meet more than 70 percent of an individual’s healthcare needs. What then happens to the individual who can’t access primary healthcare? This is the scenario for the people of Dappo, a rural community in Kontagora Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State, who do not have […]

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Babban Rami PHC: Health Workers Need Support from the Government

Babban Rami, a rural community in Mashegu Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State, has a Primary Health Centre (PHC) that provides healthcare services to the community members and other surrounding settlements. However, the PHC is too small to meet the health needs of the teeming population in its catchment area. According to Mohammed Bello, […]

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Elizabeth Shaba Clinic: Lacking a Critical Amenity

Elizabeth Shaba Maternal and Child Health Clinic is in Nykangbe community, Chanchaga Local Government Area (LGA), of Niger State. The clinic is primarily focused on providing maternal and child health services among other promotive, preventive, and curative health services. Besides being well structured, the clinic has an adequate workforce which enables it to provide 24-hour […]

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The Women in Unguwar Duniya Deserve Access to Quality Maternal Care

Pregnant women in some rural communities in Nigeria continue to suffer from the lack of adequate and quality maternal care due to lack of access to a healthcare facility or, where there is a healthcare facility, it often lacks the basic amenities to enable it function effectively. Pregnant women in Unguwar Duniya community, in Dawaki […]

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UTACCHU Primary Health Centre: How Did it Get this Bad?

Utacchu Primary Health Centre (PHC) was built years ago to meet the healthcare needs of the members of Utacchu Community in Kontagora Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State. As a result of years of neglect, everything in the PHC is either broken or rundown and currently, both health workers and community members have abandoned […]

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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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Rural Communities Also Deserve Quality Healthcare: Spotlight on Maito and Bankogi PHCs, Niger State

“I attended all my antenatal at the health facility”, said Aisha Alhassan, a resident of Maito community narrating her experience at the Maito Primary Health Centre (PHC) in Wushishi Local Government Area of Niger State (LGA). “However, when I started labor around 5 am, the facility was closed. No health worker was present. We were […]

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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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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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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 […]