Quarter 1, Taraba Success Stories

Youth For Christ Nigeria Advocates to the director PHC on Operation of PHC

The Youth For Christ, Nigeria is one of the CBOs working in Kurmi LGA. In Q1, they
implemented activities in Ndaforo community, Ndaforo ward, where on arrival, the
CAT discovered that the HF has not been operating for 3 months. This brought
about difficulties for community members when accessing health services as they
had to travel far distances and spend more money on transportation.
When the CAT enquired on why the HF was closed, the following reasons were
given: irregularity in salary payment; the OIC of the facility does not stay in the
community and has not been coming to facility since a strike action taken by Primary Health
Care in the LGA which was suspended 3 months ago.

The YFCN CAT took this up for advocacy to the Director PHC at the LG, during which
resolutions to the issue were discussed. As at the time this CBO went to conduct Q1
Exit FGD, it was found out that the facility has started operating.

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