Torchlight Series

FMC Ebute Metta is restoring Nigeria’s confidence in public health centres


Alex (not real name) got a new job and moved to a new city in early 2018. He considered himself one of those Nigerians who…More

Partnerships for better nutrition in Kaduna State: The Alive & Thrive Model


Malnutrition is a direct or underlying cause of 45% of all deaths of under-five children, and Nigeria has the second highest burden of stunted children…More

Albishirin Ku: Community Dialogues for better Mother and Child Health in Sokoto


Shafa’atu Abubakar, 37, is a mother of ten who lives in Ubandoma, Sifawa town, Bodinga Local Government in Sokoto State. In January 2020, she gave…More

Getting to 100 percent: Enugu’s fight to maintain its polio free status


Veronica Asogwa is a petty trader in Abakpa Nike, one of the largest suburbs in Enugu State, southeast Nigeria. When the state announced the commencement…More

Empathy, sacrifice and resolve: One centre making a dent in kidney care in Lagos State


Like other students, Chidozie had visions of what to do after graduating as a Medical Laboratory Scientist. Getting a placement for his internship and earning…More

Courage in the midst of fear; How Kano contained its current Lassa Fever outbreak


It was the last day of 2019. Everyone, including health workers at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH), the largest healthcare facility in Kano State, looked…More

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