Nigeria: Spotlighting the Many Challenges At Dappo Primary Health Centre
[Nigeria Health Watch] 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 ready access to healthcare as the PHC in the community can't meet the health care needs of the community members. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 24, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Transforming Girls ’ Education, Changing The World
By Helen Grant and Yasmine SherifNEW YORK, Sep 2 2022 (IPS) As we approach this year’s Transforming Education Summit, global leaders can and must prioritize expertise and mobilize political will to support efforts to ensure inclusive and quality education for all, especially girls. This is at the heart of Sustainable Development Goal 4 in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, as well as the commitments made in the Charlevoix Declaration and the G7 Declaration on Girls’ Education. Helen Grant Despite the progress made in recent decades, gender inequality between girls and boys, in all their diversity, is deepeni...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 2, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Helen Grant and Yasmine Sherif Tags: Climate Change COVID-19 Development & Aid Education Education Cannot Wait. Future of Education is here Environment Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Inequality Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Source Type: news

Nigeria: Madangen Clinic - a Perfect Picture of Health Inequity
[Nigeria Health Watch] Madangen is a mainly agrarian community under Tungan Wawa ward in Kontagora Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State. The community members are unable to readily access quality health care as the only health clinic is in a bad state of disrepair and has been so for over five years, said Yunusa Imam, a health worker. Community members have repeatedly complained about the condition of the clinic to the Kontagora LGA, but nothing has been done about it. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 29, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Code Red - Katakpa Community Health Facility Needs a Reset
[Nigeria Health Watch] Katakpa is a rural farming community in Lapai Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State. Due to years of neglect, the only health facility in the community is now barely functional. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 20, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Not a World for Young People
It’s nice getting old, being young is far too horrible                                              Hjalmar SöderberghBy Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM, Jul 28 2022 (IPS) Many of us assume that an identification with a certain gender, race, nation or even age makes us particularly knowledgeable. When it comes to age, it is in most cultures of the world assumed that age and experience favour wisdom. I am not entir...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 28, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Education Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Inequality Labour Migration & Refugees Population TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

An Integrated Regional Response for the Sahel Crisis
Benoit Thierry, is Sahel Office Director of International Fund for Agriculture Development, DakarBy Benoit ThierryDAKAR, Senegal, Jul 25 2022 (IPS) The current Ukraine-Russia conflict is dominating the global media to the point of overshadowing longer protracted crisis that no longer make headlines, but are still rife. Such is the case with the on-going Sahel crisis, one of the world’s most neglected ones, where acute poverty, the dramatic effects of climate change and rising armed conflicts have become the norm for more than a decade. A situation further exacerbated by the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. Benoit Thierry...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 25, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Benoit Thierry Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Climate Action Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought COVID-19 Development & Aid Food and Agriculture Headlines Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nation Source Type: news

Nigeria: Elizabeth Shaba Clinic - Lacking a Critical Amenity
[Nigeria Health Watch] Elizabeth Shaba Maternal and Child Health Clinic is in Nykangbe community, Chanchaga Local Government Area (LGA), of Niger State. The clinic is primarily focused on providing maternal and child health services among other promotive, preventive, and curative health services. Besides being well structured, the clinic has an adequate workforce which enables it to provide 24-hour services. However, it lacks one critical amenity - electricity. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Malnutrition and Its Alarming Endemic Situation in Nigeria
[This Day] Public Health experts see malnutrition as one of the major public health and development concerns, globally. In Nigeria, especially in Nasarawa, Kaduna and Niger, the situation is dreadful - as revealed at a stakeholders meeting in Abuja recently. Iyobosa Uwugiaren, who was at the meeting writes (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 21, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How violence shapes contentious traditional leadership in Nigeria's Niger Delta - Ebiede TM, Nyiayaana K.
This article analyses the role of violence in the emergence of political leadership in village-communities of Nigeria's Niger Delta. The article makes three overarching arguments. First, that individuals involved in violent militancy and youth cultism (gan... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 4, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Management of trauma white weapons penetrating head and neck in the anesthesia department of the national hospital of Zinder in Niger: about five reported cases - Magagi A, Rabiou MS, Maikassoua M, Habibou R, Hassan ML, Boukari MB, Chaibou MS, Daddy H.
We report five cases of craniocervical trauma with knives. The occurrence circumstances were common to all injuries. The trauma was caused by a knife during a fight or an intentional injury. All the victims were farmers or ranchers. Their average age was 1... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Complex PTSD in asylum-seekers living in a humanitarian setting in Africa: a latent class analysis - Barbieri A, Saidou Soumana S, Dess ì A, Sadou O, Boubacar T, Visco-Comandini F, Alunni Fegatelli D, Pirchio S.
This study investigated ICD-11 posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complex PTSD (CPTSD) symptom profiles and their premigration, postmigration, and demographic predictors in a treatment-seeking sample of asylum-seekers in Agadez (Niger). ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 13, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Nigeria: Tungan Habu Primary Health Centre - a Human Right Violation
[Nigeria Health Watch] 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. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 3, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Corruption Kills
Nigerians should not be pushing against global COVID-19 vaccine inequity amid widespread looting of the national treasury. Credit: UNICEF/Nahom Tesfaye By Ifeanyi NsoforABUJA, May 24 2022 (IPS) Nigeria’s accountant-general, the administrative head of the country’s treasury, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for allegedly stealing 80 billion naira ($134 million). This is a staggering theft in a country that has an estimated poverty rate of 95 million (48% of the population) and some of the worst health indices in the world. As a universal health coverage and global health equity advoc...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 24, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ifeanyi Nsofor Tags: Africa Headlines Health Inequality Source Type: news

Associations of attitudes and social norms with experiences of intimate partner violence among married adolescents and their husbands in rural Niger: a dyadic cross-sectional study - Shakya HB, Cislaghi B, Fleming P, Levtov RG, Boyce SC, Raj A, Silverman JG.
BACKGROUND: Prior cross-sectional research suggests that both men's and women's attitudes towards intimate partner violence (IPV) are predictive of women's IPV experience, although this can vary greatly by context. In general, women who have experienced IP... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 20, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Nigeria: We Have a Health Facility, but No Health Workers - Ashuwa Community Cries Out.
[Nigeria Health Watch] In 2012, a Primary Health Centre (PHC)) was built for the people of Ashuwa community, a rural community in Magama Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State. This was a welcome development as, for the first time ever, they were able to access their healthcare needs with ease. Before the PHC was built, community members travelled to Yangalu and Ibeto, nearby communities and even the town of Kontagora, for their healthcare needs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 7, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news