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17 September 2018
Borno State, Nigeria
In Nigeria, a lack of immunizations has contributed to increased rates of childhood mortality. However, Volunteer Community Mobilizers are actively changing this trajectory by conducting in-home visits and providing r...
20 August 2018
The poliovirus has plagued Nigeria for years, but the country is approaching near-eradication thanks to community public health workers' efforts to increase education, immunization and reporting. Throughout the countr...
7 August 2018
In order to improve community health and maintain defenses against communicable diseases in Nigeria, thousands of sanitation workers have been recruited, trained, and deployed. Additionally, neighboring countries have...
2 July 2018
When Kano State began measuring the rates of adolescent malnutrition, they found that the number of children that qualified as some degree of malnourished was staggering. To mitigate this statistic from increasing, a ...
23 April 2018
Two groups in Nigeria are helping young men recover from drug addiction. The Federation of Muslim Women Association of Nigeria (FOMWAN) uses their own process: embrace, sensitize, and rehabilitate by hosting weekly me...
26 March 2018
Madadi, Kebbi, Nigeria
A small farming community in Nigeria attracted the attention of local and state governments as well as NGOs when they built themselves a two room primary school in 2003. With additional funding from many actors, the c...
1 March 2018
Nigerian women account for an outsized proportion of maternal deaths worldwide, many of which were caused by preventable problems such as post-partum hemorrhaging (PPH). A study of providers found that oxytocin was be...
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