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People are largely poor subsistence farmers in Ngeide village, Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
An Abt Associates-led project in Nigeria has worked with more than 50 communities to create funds to help pay for maternal and child health emergencies. The funds are financed with community donations.
The community has a one-room primary health care facility manned by one community health extension worker. Use of health care services is poor due to problems such as frequent drug shortages. There is only one primary school with two classrooms, and residents are largely illiterate.
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