Physicians for Social Justice

General Information
Physicians for Social Justice (PSJ) is a non-profit organisation based in Niger State, Nigeria. Its mission is to advance community health, human rights and sustainable development in Nigeria's rural communities. The NGO focuses on community-based health care, child health, HIV/AIDS, reproductive rights, gender justice, and health and human rights advocacy.

Focus Areas
Community health, Reproductive Health & Rights, Maternal & Child Health, Gender Justice and Human Rights

Main Activities

  • State level advocacy for adoption of health policies based on the fundamentals of inclusiveness, equity and human rights.
  • Grassroots advocacy and dialogue with local community stakeholders aimed at empowering citizens to demand accountability in public health spending from the duty bearers (local and national governments).
  • Advocacy and training for health workers on the concept of the right to health and its applications.

Contact Information
Address: Suit 1, First Floor Bokani House (Along Kontagora –Minna Road) Kontagora, Niger State, Nigeria.
Telephone: +234 7087798514
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website
www.psjnigeria.org

 

Latest News

  • Unfulfilled healthcare needs of migrant women care workers

    careOn November 21, a high-level panel at a meeting convened in Geneva will discuss a new WHO report entitled "Women on the Move: Migration, care work and health". Available data shows that a substantial and growing proportion of care work is being undertaken by migrants, the majority of whom are women. In Italy for instance, nearly 90% of home-based caregivers are foreign born. In this report, the World Health Organization (WHO) calls attention "to a global situation in which migrant women care workers buttress health systems in countries where there are shortfalls in healthcare provision, while their own right to health is eroded and their health care needs go unfulfilled." 

     
  • Why is adolescents’ health a human rights issue?

    ifhhroAdolescents face a myriad of threats to their right to health including violence, sexual assault, exploitation, trafficking, and harmful traditional practices. At the same time, they face multiple barriers to health services, including restrictive laws, unavailability of contraception or safe abortions; failure to ensure privacy and confidentiality; judgemental service provision, and discrimination. Our volunteer Tara Ornstein wrote an article about adolescents’ right to health for our website, explaining what the issues are and what health professionals can do to safeguard adolescents’ health and rights.