Torchlight Series

The last mile: On the frontlines of polio eradication in Kano State


In August 2016, the last poliovirus case in Nigeria was diagnosed in Monguno Local Government Area in the North-Eastern state of Borno. Since then, those…More

From Onitsha to Silicon Valley: Teen girls’ app may save Nigerians from fake drugs


Save a Soul, a team of five students from the Regina Pacis Secondary School Onitsha in Anambra State, won a place in this year’s global…More

Lessons for Bida: Three approaches that may solve Niger state’s public sanitation dilemma


The Katsina family of Bida will probably never forget June 20th 2018. Just before 8 p.m. on that day, Mr. Farouk Katsina received an urgent…More

Before the first impact: How your little actions can save lives on Nigerian roads


On Monday, February 10, 2014, Mr. Celestine Chima kissed his two children, seven-year-old Goodluck and five-year-old Goodness goodbye and stepped out of his residence in…More

How “SatComms Tablets” are reviving primary healthcare in Kano State


A few mothers are seated with the Health Officer-in-Charge of Sumaila Yamma Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC), who has just finished post-natal counseling. Bilikis, a second-time…More

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…More