Torchlight Series

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

Be Your Brother’s Keeper: Anambra’s Adoption Model for Health Insurance


The Anambra State Health Insurance Scheme was launched on the 14th September, 2018, after the law establishing it enactment was passed in 2016. Its’ mandate…More

If you build it, they will come; The organisations transforming cancer care in Nigeria


By Ada Ezeokoli & Beti Baiye (Lead Writers) In the story below, Nigeria Health Watch Graphics and Design Editor, Samuel Gada, shares his father’s cancer…More

Sustaining the tempo; How Kano is succeeding in its fight against Polio


As the early morning harmattan wind blew through the crowded Fagge area of Kano, about thirty people, mostly women, gathered inside the Galadima Primary Health…More

Milky Express: Nigerian made lactation options for breastfeeding mothers


Titilayo Medunoye gave birth to her first child, her lovely daughter Lani, in 2014. The new mother was understandably excited about her baby and like…More

Lemonade from lemons: Survivor stands strong to end rape in Nigeria


One of the messages people circulate on social media and across the popular messaging platform WhatsApp is “If life gives you lemons, make lemonade”. The…More

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