Rural Communities Also Deserve Quality Healthcare: Spotlight on Maito and Bankogi PHCs, Niger State

Aisha Alhassan attended all her antenatal at Maito PHC. However when she was in labor around 5 am, there was no health worker at the health facility. She had to deliver in a private hospital in Wushishi town. Photo credit: Nigeria Health Watch
Image credit: Nigeria Health Watch
Maito PHC was rehabilitated in 2019 but the fact that health workers and drugs are in short supply in addition to lack of WASH services means the facility cannot provide optimal care to the people when they need it. Photo credit: Nigeria Health Watch.
“How can you have a health facility without water or toilet?”, Muhammad Salihu, district head of Bankogi PHC asks during the townhall engagement meeting in his community
Photo credit: Nigeria Health Watch
According to Aisha Gambo, a health worker at Bankogi PHC, in addition to numerous challenges, they share Bankogi PHC with birds because the ceiling is broken and birds have made it home. Image credit: Nigeria Health Watch
Bankogi PHC is neither in good shape nor equipped with the required manpower, drugs, and structure to provide care to the people. Photo credit: Nigeria Health Watch
The ceiling of Bankogi PHC is broken and leaking, and birds have made it home. Health workers have to endure the cries and smell of the birds everyday. Photo credit: Nigeria Health Watch

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