Torchlight Series

Driven by traditional leaders, a “magic” ointment is preventing deaths in newborns: A story from Sokoto


Gagi community on the outskirts of Sokoto in Northern Nigeria is a settlement where everyone knows each other. Modern and traditional style buildings sit side…More

Can medical outreaches for maternal health bridge the access gap in the Federal Capital Territory?


It was a bright Saturday morning when a team of volunteers, made up of nurses and medical corps from the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC),…More

Nutrition agents increase demand for CMAM services in Borno


No mother ever wants to face the tough choices many mothers in conflict zones, like Borno have to face on a daily basis. The struggle…More

Simple but effective: The community mobilisers driving immunization in Borno State


Polio immunization in Nigeria has arguably received more consistent publicity than any other disease. The focus on eradicating polio via immunization has often taken centre…More

Identify and Report: How grassroots informants accelerated the end of polio in Niger state


The streets of Masaga district in the northern part of Bida local government area of Niger state were adorned with a colourful display of varying…More

Can community organisations lead in taking sexual health education to rural areas?


As the nation’s seat of power, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) is usually associated with splendour. This opinion about the city is often formed by…More

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