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How “SatComms Tablets” are reviving primary healthcare in Kano State

A few mothers are seated with the Health Officer-in-Charge of Sumaila Yamma Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC), who has just finished post-natal counseling. Bilikis, a second-time mother, cannot hide her delight that today she was attended to earlier than usual. She comments that during her first pregnancy, also attended to at this PHC, things were a […]

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How Lagos used community influencers to bridge gaps in its measles vaccination drive

“Creativity in communication is necessary to elicit the desired action” – Health Compass, 2011 Otodo Gbame in Eti-Osa Local Government Area (LGA) in Lagos was like any other low income, high-density community in Nigeria’s largest city, but the events that took place in February 2016 changed that. A disease detected in Lagos State, at first […]