Torchlight Series

The fight against Lassa fever: Will it prepare Nigeria for future epidemics?

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It is not unusual to talk about challenges and at the same time seek out available opportunities. Speaking about opportunities presented by Lassa fever can be…More

Isolate & Cure: Katsina could stop spread of outbreaks with isolation centres

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A one-year-old child with suspected measles is lying in one of the small rooms outside the emergency paediatric unit of the General Hospital, close to…More

Find, Stop & Prevent Epidemics: Nigeria Unveils Blueprint for Health Security

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“A disease outbreak anywhere is a risk everywhere”. – Tom Frieden, Former Director US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Infectious diseases seem to…More

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

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‘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

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“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

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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

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