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Madangen Clinic: A Perfect Picture of Health Inequity

Madangen is a mainly agrarian community under Tungan Wawa ward in Kontagora Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State. The community members are unable to readily access quality health care as the only health clinic is in a bad state of disrepair and has been so for over five years, said Yunusa Imam, a health […]

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Code Red: Katakpa Community Health Facility Needs a Reset

Katakpa is a rural farming community in Lapai Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State. Due to years of neglect, the only health facility in the community is now barely functional. Mohammed Shuaibu, a community member said, “there are no health workers here. They left because according to them they were not being paid salaries. […]

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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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REACH: Taking Quality Healthcare to Communities in Kano State

Rakiya Abdulmalik is a hairdresser in Kawo community of Nasarawa Local Government Area (LGA) of Kano State. The 38-year-old mother of four was diagnosed with hypertension five years ago while pregnant with her fourth child, and since then, the entire process of managing the disease has been both time consuming and expensive. Each time she […]