Torchlight Series

Reducing maternal deaths: How one NGO is changing the narrative for new mothers in Ebonyi State


Lead Writers: Ugonna Ofonagoro, Michael Atima and McHenry Igwe It was a long drive to get to Odenigbo community in Ikwo Local Government Area (LGA),…More

Between experts and experience: Compassionate advocacy and support for exclusive breastfeeding


Image credit: Nigeria Health Watch These are some of the reasons Nigerian mothers give for why they are unable to exclusively breastfeed their babies in…More

Dying Unaware: Race to rescue “the missing millions” from hepatitis in Nigeria


Dying of viral hepatitis in Africa is becoming a bigger threat than dying of AIDS, malaria or tuberculosis, says the World Health Organisation (WHO). Yet…More

A Tale of Two PHCs in Niger State: Accessing Equitable Healthcare From Beji to Maito


Beji village, Bosso Local Government Area (LGA), in Niger State is an agrarian community, 30 kilometres from the state capital, Minna. Renowned for the huge…More

A Dual Approach: Tackling Maternal deaths in Southern Nigeria using technology and birth kits


When Abiodun Adereni founded HelpMum two years ago, his dream was to provide basic health information to pregnant women and to help tackle maternal and…More

All hands on deck in Kano State as Nigeria on track to being declared polio-free


Just five years ago, Kano State was arguably the epicenter of Nigeria’s polio virus epidemic, accounting for over 80% of total cases in the country.…More