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Physicians (Doctors) for Social Justice (PSJ)


 

Physicians (Doctors) for Social Justice (PSJ)


 

Vision and Mission

We envision a society where every individual in every rural community lives in optimal health and wellbeing.

A community of development workers and health professionals who seek to ensure that every family in every rural community in Nigeria has optimal access to essential services including healthcare, water and sanitation, education, and sustainable livelihood through  direct healthcare services delivery, community mobilization and engagement, capacity development, and micro grant making to vulnerable households.

 

 

 

PSJ’s mobile clinic has reached 87000 women and children over the past 10 years, and in the process saved thousands of lives. “The mobile clinic is a lifeline for children and women in the marginalized communities we serve. “Once they arrive our village, the doctor, the two nurses, the two midwives, the community health extension worker and the drug dispenser all work tirelessly to attend to all our sick women and children. The midwives conduct antenatal care for pregnant women; the nurses provide immunization, vitamin A supplementation and deworming medicines to our children”, said Halimatu, 22 and a nursing mother of four in Kawo village. News

In 2018, PSJ community health program reached additional 3800 rural people mainly women and children in 5 remote districts of rural Niger State through the deployment of 4-wheel drive vehicle which enabled PSJ’s Mobile Clinic team of physicians, nurses, and midwives to reach remote villages to provide lifesaving health services to the rural poor especially women and children. The mobile clinic outreach has enabled PSJ provide life-saving healthcare services and preventive health services to communities who would otherwise not have access to such services. Working in partnership with rural communities, the mobile health clinic strives to provide primary health care services to communities that lack access to modern healthcare. Many remote rural villages have no functional health facilities; other barriers to accessing health services include the long distance from their village to the nearest health facility, the financial cost of obtaining services. PSJ’s mobile clinic is helping to eliminate these barriers by taking healthcare to the doorsteps of these rural people free of charge.

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PSJ’s mobile clinic services is enabling villages of last mile access primary health care services right at their doorsteps.

Physicians for Social Justice (PSJ) is an active member of the GlobalGiving community with a GG Rewards Leader status as of Dec. 31, 2018. We’reGG Badge proud to share some highlights from our past year together. Read More

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