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Community Health Watch

Human Resource, a Critical Need for Dawakiji Health Clinic

Dawakiji Basic Health Clinic in Dawakiji community of Dawakin Kudu Local Government Area (LGA) of Kano State provides healthcare services to the residents of Dawakiji and neighbouring communities. According to Idris Bashir Kode, the officer in charge of the clinic, the community members, especially women, patronise the health facility for antenatal care (ANC). The building […]

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Community Health Watch

Jigawa Health Post: Accessing Healthcare with Dignity

Jigawa, a rural community in the Warawa Local Government Area (LGA) of Kano State has a health post that provides healthcare services to residents. Health posts are designed to bring quality healthcare closer to rural community members. However, the health post in this community is not operating as it should as residents must sit on […]

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Thought Leadership Series

Two Sides of the Same Coin: Improving Primary Health Care in Kano State through Sustained Financing and a Strengthened Health Workforce

A shortage of well trained, and motivated Human Resources for Health (HRH) and inadequate funding are some of the challenges confronting Nigeria’s Primary Health Care (PHC) system. Against this backdrop, in June 2022, Nigeria Health Watch organised a policy dialogue on the theme “Strengthening Human Resources for Health and Achieving Sustainable Financing for Primary Health […]

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Community Health Watch

Improved Uptake of Antenatal Services at Jido Primary Healthcare Centre

Jido Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) stands in the middle of Jido community of Dawakin Kudu Local Government Area (LGA) of Kano State. This is quite significant as the PHC, which was refurbished in 2017 by the European Union Support to Immunisation Governance in Nigeria (EU-SIGN) project, provides maternal services, immunisation, and family planning services to […]

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Community Health Watch

The Women of Yar Gaya Community Deserve to Give Birth in Dignity

Yar Gaya Primary Health Centre (PHC) is a health facility in Yar Gaya community in Dawakin Kudu Local Government Area (LGA) of Kano State. Established 42 years ago, the PHC is plagued by so many challenges that it now only provides skeletal services, leaving community members with no option but to travel long distances in […]

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Press Release

NGOs Partner to Increase Accountability in the Delivery of PHC Services in Nigeria

Concerned by the poor service delivery of Primary Healthcare Centres in Nigeria, two Non-Governmental Organisations, Nigeria Health Watch and Connected Development [CODE], have signed an MoU to advocate for improved service delivery in primary healthcare centres in the country. The partnership was established for the purpose of monitoring Service Delivery and increasing accountability in the […]