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Community Health Watch

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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Community Health Watch

Tiwugi Clinic: One Health Worker and No Essentials

Tiwugi is a remote community in Gbako Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State. The community’s only health clinic provides antenatal, delivery, immunisation and community outreach services, among others. However, only one health worker does all these – Abdullahi Haruna the officer in charge of the clinic. Haruna said he has tried his best to […]

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Thought Leadership

Shell, FHI and NACA collaborate on HIV/AIDS in the Niger Delta

One great thing about going for conferences is the fascinating people you meet. One such person I met at the last International Conference on AIDS in Vienna was Dr Babatunde Fakunle, the Regional Community Health Manager of  The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) of Nigeria. Tunde took me through the work he is doing for […]