Abt Associates: Bold thinkers driving real-world impact
Garum Mallam Primary Health Center, located in a remote community in northern Nigeria, lacked a physician since 2009. This led most of the community to avoid it and instead travel more than 30 miles to visit the general hospital in the city of Kano, according to Mallam Dauda Shuaibu, officer-in-charge of Garum Mallam. The health center mostly provided shelter for destitute persons and animals.
But the Garum Mallam health center is changing for the better thanks to an agreement between Nigeria’s National Youth Service Corps and the Partnership for Transforming Health Systems Phase II (PATHS2), led by Abt Associates and funded by UKaid from the Department for International Development.
An Abt Associates-led project in Nigeria is partnering with a national service program to provide more doctors and emergency obstetric care in rural health centers.
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