Torchlight Series

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


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?


‘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


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?


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


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


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