Physicians for Social Justice
Physicians for Social Justice (PSJ) provides basic health care and empowers communities to take charge of their health needs through its innovative mobile-health clinic program in Niger State, Nigeria.
With your support, PSJ will provide clinical care and preventive health services, including maternal and child care, medical consultations, immunizations, HIV counseling and testing, treatment of diseases as well as health education.Back to top
5,000 people in hard-to-reach poor rural communities will receive basic health services. This will result in a 25% increase in the number of women and children that receive essential health care services and a 50% increase in children’s health indicators.Back to top
Health indicators in rural northern Nigeria are among the worst in the country. Many people residing in rural communities lack access to even the most basic social services, including health and sanitation facilities, medical supplies, and health practitioners. Women and children carry most of burden of poor health care as preventable maternal and child deaths occur daily, giving northern parts of Nigeria the lowest health indicators in the country.Back to top
PSJ’s community health program provides critical health services to people in remote rural communities that would otherwise have no access to healthcare. Its services are grounded in the community, taking health services to their doorsteps and building their capacity to take care of and advocate for their basic health needs and rights.Back to top
PSJ’s work responds not only to the immediate development and humanitarian needs of communities, but also seeks to tackle the root causes of their exclusion and marginalization. PSJ’s initiatives put the communities they serve in the ‘driver’s seat’ of their own development by strengthening their capacities to deliver services and using a human rights framework to promote awareness of rights and advocacy to demand for social services and provision of infrastructure.Back to top
Started by a group of young doctors, PSJ’s work is focused entirely on supporting rural communities to address the full spectrum of health and social obstacles, from weak health systems and inadequate transport to poor community awareness about health issues. PSJ helps communities realize health-related Millennium Development Goals by providing basic health services, hygiene and sanitation education, and developing their capacity to improve the well-being of women and children.Back to top