Torchlight Series

At the frontlines of Nigeria’s COVID-19 response: The Laboratory


Ultra-low freezers hum and beep continuously in the biorespository room, supporting the non-stop diagnostic activities at the National Public Health Reference Laboratory in Gaduwa, Abuja,…More

FMC Ebute Metta is restoring Nigeria’s confidence in public health centres


Alex (not real name) got a new job and moved to a new city in early 2018. He considered himself one of those Nigerians who…More

Partnerships for better nutrition in Kaduna State: The Alive & Thrive Model


Malnutrition is a direct or underlying cause of 45% of all deaths of under-five children, and Nigeria has the second highest burden of stunted children…More

Albishirin Ku: Community Dialogues for better Mother and Child Health in Sokoto


Shafa’atu Abubakar, 37, is a mother of ten who lives in Ubandoma, Sifawa town, Bodinga Local Government in Sokoto State. In January 2020, she gave…More

Getting to 100 percent: Enugu’s fight to maintain its polio free status


Veronica Asogwa is a petty trader in Abakpa Nike, one of the largest suburbs in Enugu State, southeast Nigeria. When the state announced the commencement…More

Empathy, sacrifice and resolve: One centre making a dent in kidney care in Lagos State


Like other students, Chidozie had visions of what to do after graduating as a Medical Laboratory Scientist. Getting a placement for his internship and earning…More

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