Scary details of how of some women in Pigbengben in the Upper West Region travel over 7 kilometres to access healthcare has found its way online.
According to a report sighted on, some pregnant women in Pigbengben in Wa West District of the Upper West Region reportedly face challenges when trying to get women in labour as well as children to healthcare facilities.
This is because there are no treatment centres present and as such, it becomes necessary to travel over 7 kilometres on a bumpy road to get to adjoining communities.
Madam Aishatu Yakubu, a resident of Pigbengben revealed that pregnant women are often transported in tricycles to neighbouring healthcare centres.
Pigbengben which is predominately a farming community has over 700 inhabitants but lacks amenities such as health centres, motorable road networks and schools.


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