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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

Warawa Primary Health Center: This is What Happens When Government Steps Up

Like every Primary Health Center (PHC), Warawa PHC in Warawa Local Government Area of Kano State exists to cater for the health needs of the residents of Warawa community and its environs. A few years ago, the entire PHC was renovated, courtesy of the Kano State Contributory Health Care Management Agency (KSCHMA) as a result, […]

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Torchlight Series

Achieving a Minimum Service Package in Primary Health Care: The Kano State Roadmap

Over the years, Nigeria has developed various initiatives aimed at improving Primary Health Care (PHC) delivery in the country. One of such initiatives was the Primary Health Care Under One Roof (PHCUOR) programme, launched in 2011 and designed to improve primary healthcare services through the integration of all PHC services delivered under one authority. The Minimum […]

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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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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 […]