Health Torchlight Series

Traditional Birth Attendants: Friend or foe?

The young mothers in the community fondly call her “Aunty Dada” Her first attempt at helping a woman deliver a baby was in a forest while escaping from insurgents. She had already seen several pregnant women die in childbirth in the forest and so at that point, she felt she had only two options. She […]

Health Thought Leadership Series

Reflections from a Journey to Wassa IDP Camp: Can we all do more?

Directions to the Wassa Internally Displaced Peoples Camp, Abuja, seemed straightforward; “Get to Apo Mechanic Village. Keep driving until you come to the end of the tarred road, and continue on the dirt road for several kilometres. Make a left turn, and continue down that road until you get to Wassa IDP camp.” Simple, right? […]