Torchlight Series

Alapa: Why family planning is becoming a household name in Oyo State

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The women who access family planning services at Okeolola Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) in Oyo town, Oyo State have a local name for their preferred…More

Future of Health 2018: Will the Brain Gain from Nigeria’s Diaspora revive the Health Sector?

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‘Daddy, you know this would never have happened when you were working in Lincoln, right?” Dr. Olujimi Coker, Medical Director of Lagoon Hospitals, Lagos was…More

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