Torchlight Series

Taking ownership: Women in Jigawa community fund emergency transportation for pregnant women

“My husband and I have always known that I would deliver at the hospital,” says Azeema Hussaini, 25, while sitting on a bed in a muddy two-room house, nursing her three-week-old daughter, Maisara, whom she gave birth to at the General Hospital Jahun, Jigawa State. The mother of three had her previous deliveries at the […]

COVID-19 FactCheck

What do we know about pregnant women and COVID-19?

It is not currently known if pregnant women are more susceptible to COVID-19 than the general public, nor whether they are more likely to have a serious illness as a result. Therefore, As a pregnant woman, you should continue to: Wear a mask Wash your hands Practice physical distancing Also, please continue to seek prenatal […]

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 […]