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Community Health Watch

Zinari Primary Healthcare Centre: Patients Suffer the Indignity of Inadequate Sanitation and Hygiene Facilities

Zinari is a small community under Shata ward in Bosso Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State. The community is about 20 kilometers from Bosso town, and community members must cross three small rivers and climb several hills to get to Bosso. Karima Musa is a traditional birth attendant and is taking her son for […]

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Thought Leadership Series

Improving Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Nigeria: The Only Language Cholera Understands

Nigeria is prone to seasonal disease outbreaks and in the last few years, a series of outbreaks including monkeypox, measles, Lassa fever, yellow fever, cerebrospinal meningitis and cholera have threatened the nation’s public health security. In 2020, while responding to COVID-19, Nigeria was at the same time tackling what was reported as the largest recorded […]

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Torchlight Series

#H2OForCommunities: JDI’s Community Collaboration on WASH Facilities 

“Thousands have lived without love, not one without water” — W.H. Auden. Iwa is a lively rural community of about 600 inhabitants in Gurara Local Government Area of Niger State. It is just about 112 kilometres from Minna, the state’s capital and like most rural communities in North-Central Nigeria, the indigenes are predominantly farmers. Iwa is one […]

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Thought Leadership Series

Improving WASH in Nigeria’s Underserved Communities

Yimitu is a low-income community on the outskirts of Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city. A significant part of its population is made up of people displaced from Northeast Nigeria by the Lake Chad conflict. An estimated three thousand people live there, but no census has been carried out in the community. They are predominantly farmers, small […]

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Thought Leadership Series

“Detti no dey kill black man” – The Unhygienic State of Nigerian Markets

Sanitation and hygiene are cost-effective approaches against infectious diseases. However, this relatively inexpensive way of preventing infectious diseases seems to be neglected in most markets in Nigeria. The World Health Organisation (WHO) reports that an estimated 100 million Nigerians lack basic sanitation facilities. The poor sanitation in Nigeria’s markets should be a matter of greater […]

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Thought Leadership Series

Assessment of WASH services in FCT and Niger State PHCs reveals huge gaps

By Atinuke Akande-Alegbe and Bashar Abubakar (Lead Writers) Healthcare, according to the Alma-Ata declaration of 1978, is a basic human right of all people regardless of race or socioeconomic status. The declaration went further to identify primary health care as a gateway to achieving optimal healthcare for all. Primary health care is so important that […]

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Nigeria Health Watch presents findings from an assessment of WASH services in PHCs in FCT and Niger State

04 February, 2021 | Abuja – Nigeria Health Watch presents findings from an assessment of WASH services in PHCs  in the  FCT and Niger State In September 2020, Nigeria Health Watch conducted an assessment of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services in Primary Health Care centres (PHCs) in the FCT and Niger State to gather […]