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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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Community Health Watch

Somajigi PHC: Seeking a Resolution to its Multiple Challenges

Somajigi is a rural community in Gbako Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State. A Primary Health Centre (PHC) was established to meet the health care needs of the residents of Somajigi and surrounding communities, but it lacks the necessary infrastructure to enable it function smoothly. Mohammed Chado, the officer in-charge of the PHC said […]

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Community Health Watch

Tungan Habu Primary Health Centre: A Human Right Violation

Tungan Habu is a rural community in Madara ward of Kontagora Local Government Area of Niger State. The community has a Primary Health Centre (PHC) that serves more than 10 other communities, however health workers at the PHC are grappling with so many facility-related challenges that its hampering their ability to effectively do their job. […]

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Community Health Watch

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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Community Health Watch

Matandi PHC: Only a Total Renovation will do.

It is not hard for a first-time visitor to Matandi Primary Health Centre (PHC) to imagine it as the well-built, well equipped health centre it once was, positioned to meet the health needs of the people of Matandi community in Magama Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State. But that was in the past. The […]

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Torchlight

Beji Primary Health Centre: Leveraging the Basic Health Care Provision Fund to Improve Service Delivery

“We received one million naira from October 2020 to February 2022”, said Halima Musa, the officer in charge of Beji Primary Health Centre (PHC) in Bosso Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State. Proudly pointing out the facility’s solar-powered underground borehole and tank, Musa explained that a part of the funds was used to fix […]

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Thought Leadership

Community Health Watch: Listening to the Voices of Community Members in Niger State to Improve Access to Primary Healthcare

In August 2021, Nigeria Health Watch initiated a community engagement project with the aim of monitoring and reporting on the state of healthcare delivery in rural communities around Nigeria. Primary healthcare is the bedrock of any health system, and the hope is that this project will enable the voices of community members to be heard, […]

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PHC Torchlight

A Tale of Two PHCs in Niger State: Accessing Equitable Healthcare From Beji to Maito

Beji village, Bosso Local Government Area (LGA), in Niger State is an agrarian community, 30 kilometres from the state capital, Minna. Renowned for the huge yams produced in the town, Beji is also known for its popular cattle market, one of the biggest in the state. Mrs. Halima Musa is the In-Charge at the Beji […]