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No More Absence: Abuja NGO works to improve menstrual health for schoolgirls

Sylvia Egar was 13 years old in 2017 when she started her period for the first time. Her mother had never discussed the menstrual cycle with her, so she thought the painful, bloody discharge meant she was going to die. When her mother returned from the market later that evening and heard what had happened, […]

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Training for Quality Delivery: Brown Button’s drive to improve TBAs skills in Lagos

Alhaji Sulaimon Junaid wakes up at 5:30 a.m. every day to spend time with pregnant women waiting to deliver their babies in his birthing home — a brown concrete block bungalow in the rural suburb of Epe on the north of Lekki Lagoon in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos. His birthing home has an office space, […]