Torchlight Series

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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

Displaced but Determined in Borno; Exclusive Breastfeeding in the midst of a humanitarian crisis

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The Bakassi Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camp in Maiduguri is home to over 30,000 people. It is one of several IDP camps in Borno State…More