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Adam Alqali

22 September 2020

Kano, Nigeria

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Kano State, once the epicenter in Nigeria for cases of COVID-19, now boasts the highest rate of daily testing numbers after piloting a community-sampling strategy that allowed for mass testing. The pilot was largely p...

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Chibuike Alagboso

Adaobi Ezeokoli

2 September 2020

Lagos State, Nigeria

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When the reality of the coronavirus pandemic arrived in Nigeria, health officials at Lagos University Teaching Hospital prioritized preparatory training and created a COVID-19 volunteer team of responders. These effor...

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Chibuike Alagboso

Adaobi Ezeokoli

26 August 2020

Victoria Island, Lagos State, Nigeria

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A partnership between a Nigerian hospital and a cardiac interventionist group is helping to "bridge the gap in availability of quality cardiac and critical care services" for patients who are in need of care. Although...

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el-Hamza Misbahu

21 July 2020

Kano, Nigeria

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Arewa Radio and Freedom Radio, two stations with large audiences in Kano State, actively combat misinformation and false rumors about the coronavirus. The stations run programming that builds trust and confidence betw...

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Christabel Ligami

7 July 2020

Mathare, Kenya

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In Kenya's rural communities and densely populated areas, accessing sanitation and hygiene methods can be difficult, but in one slum, a nonprofit organization has teamed up with a group of young men in the community t...

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Chibuike Alagboso

30 June 2020

Nigeria

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Communities in Nigeria have been using WhatsApp to manage isolation and help provide support to their fellow residents during the coronavirus pandemic. In many instances organizations and individuals are helping to ra...

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Bashar Abubakar

25 June 2020

Kano, Nigeria

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When COVID-19 cases began spreading in Kano, the local maternity hospital saw a decrease in patients coming for their appointments, so the hospital adapted and started seeing the women in their own homes. Using their ...

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Taiwo Adebulu

16 June 2020

Lagos State, Nigeria

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Public private partnerships are helping hospitals in Nigeria provide more efficient care, especially as it relates to maternal health. In Lagos State, the model – which partners a private healthcare management firm wi...

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Olufemi Omotayo

Agnes Udosen

26 May 2020

Lagos State, Nigeria

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Nigeria’s annual maternal death count has been associated with non-traditional birthing methods, which has led local officials in Lagos State to explore ways to improve the quality of the primary health care delivery ...

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Chibuike Alagboso

2 April 2020

Abuja, Nigeria

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The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has opened seven 24-hour laboratories across the country with the capacity to test and diagnose the coronavirus. They have staff working around the clock to conduct and di...

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Bashar Abubakar

9 March 2020

Sifawa, Sokoto, Nigeria

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Throughout Sokoto State in Nigeria, community conversations are taking place as part of an awareness campaign to encourage community members to change their perceptions of maternal health and safe-birth practices. The...

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Bashar Abubakar

27 January 2020

Kano, Kano, Nigeria

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Kano State in Nigeria has implemented a strategy to increase the likelihood of children receiving necessary vaccinations to reduce cases of polio. The strategy, which included enhanced training on administering the va...

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Bashar Abubakar

23 December 2019

Niger, Nigeria

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Maito, a village in Niger state, was long lacking a health care center, so when the state government began work on revitalizing a building, improvements were made to build on what hadn't worked well before. Although e...

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Bashar Abubakar

13 December 2019

Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria

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In order to encourage more community members to donate blood, a non-governmental organization in Nigeria has created a system that connects "willing blood donors and recipients at no cost." Utilizing social media serv...

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Bashar Abubakar

5 November 2019

Wudil, Nigeria

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Cold storage supply chains improve the reliability of vaccine delivery. In Nigeria’s Kano State, the establishment of zonal cold stores has increased immunization coverage. Local nodes equipped with solar powered refr...

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Bashar Abubakar

14 October 2019

Karatudu, Kaduna, Nigeria

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In Nigeria, a project known as IntegratE is gaining traction as a means to improve access to and understanding around family planning. Specifically focused on increasing contraceptive coverage for women, this program ...

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Bashar Abubakar

30 September 2019

Kaduna, Nigeria

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Kaduna State in Nigeria hasn't seen a case of poliovirus since 2016 due to a series of approaches that aim to stop any potential spreads before they even begin. Between data monitoring, distributing tasks to increase ...

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Bashar Abubakar

27 August 2019

Lagos, Nigeria

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Providing mothers with access to health education during and after pregnancy helps reduce child mortality. In Nigeria, the Mamacare program teaches pregnant women about nutrition, hygiene, and infant health at clinics...

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Bashar Abubakar

23 July 2019

Beji village, Bosso Local Government Area, Niger, Nigeria

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In Niger State, not all health clinics are treated equally, but one in the Beji village, Bosso Local Government Area (LGA) acts as a model for other healthcare providers to follow. From proactively educating patients ...

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Bashar Abubakar

24 June 2019

Fuka, Niger, Nigeria

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Access to medical resources improves the effectiveness of health centers. In the village of Fuka, in Nigeria’s Niger State, NGOs such as the RAiSE Foundation and TY Danjuma Foundation have stepped in to support the lo...

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Bashar Abubakar

3 June 2019

Jigawa, Nigeria

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Enrolling community members as Volunteer Community Mobilizers (VCMs) dramatically increases the effectiveness of public health campaigns. In Nigeria, the Jigawa State Primary Healthcare Development Agency has made pro...

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Bashar Abubakar

13 May 2019

Kebbi, Nigeria

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Local public health infrastructure makes monitoring and responding to epidemic outbreaks possible. In Nigeria’s Kebbi state, The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) operates Public Health Emergency Operation Ce...

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Bashar Abubakar

23 April 2019

Birnin, Kebbi, Nigeria

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Fistula repair surgery has become routine in the state of Kebbi in Nigeria thanks to the implementation of a health center that has made treatment easier for women to access. The center aims to address both medical an...

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Bashar Abubakar

25 March 2019

Minna, Niger, Nigeria

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Raising awareness about sexual abuse helps create space for the support and healing of victims. Using the #ArewaMeToo campaign as a platform, women in Nigeria are drawing attention to the shortcomings of Nigeria’s sex...

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Bashar Abubakar

18 February 2019

Zaria, Kaduna, Nigeria

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In Nigeria where maternal deaths are not uncommon, a hospital in Zaria has implemented the Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response (MPDSR) System to analyze and better understand the causes associated w...

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