Torchlight Series

The Joys of Motherhood: Young midwives enabling safe deliveries in Northern Nigeria


‘Delivering a baby is what gives me joy the most’, explains 26-year-old midwife Aliya Lawal Adam as she takes time out to attend to her…More

A “best buy” for child health in Nigeria: The Case for Immunisation


“I know that immunisation is important and obviously I want the best for my child, but the schedules are quite confusing, especially as I do…More

Let’s chat about sex: Tech platforms target FCT youth with sexual health info


Goodness** (name changed to maintain anonymity) is a young woman in south-eastern Nigeria living with a hearing disability. Unlike most of her friends who also…More

State-led medical outreach programme boosts healthcare delivery in Kebbi State


Nigeria’s healthcare investment is grossly inadequate, and resources are overstretched. A little over N356 billion is allocated for healthcare in the 2018 budget. With a…More

Time to think differently about healthcare financing: The #BrainGain4Naija Workshop


How do you raise the funds you need to scale up a healthcare venture in Nigeria? How do health sector entrepreneurs attract investors and funders?…More

The Joy Of Child Spacing While Giving Birth: One PHC’s Story


Rijiyar Lemu Model Primary Health Center (PHC) along Kano – Katsina road on the outskirts of Kano city centre is unlike many other PHCs in…More

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