Tolase Olatinwo, Uduak Fred Okum, Rita Anaba and Gladys Olisaekee
Chinyere Francis loved working on her farm in the rural town of Ikwo in southeast Nigeria. But she worried that neither her earnings nor her husband’s $15 monthly income as a pastor in his local church were enough to take care of their growing family. With the latest addition—their te
Expanding access to high-quality family planning, especially long-acting and reversible methods, is a priority for Jhpiego. As an organization dedicated to preventing the needless deaths of women and families, Jhpiego is committed to helping women space their births in a safe and heal
Jhpiego has been working in Nigeria since the late 1970s, initially to strengthen pre-service education in medical and nursing colleges and to update knowledge and skills of health workers. Most recently, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Jhpiego under its M
The Ebola crisis has dealt a devastating blow to West Africa, killing more than 4,900 people, overwhelming health systems and crippling the health workforce. As an international, nonprofit health organization dedicated to preventing the needless deaths of women and families, Jhpiego i
Gusau, Nigeria—Ummi Lawal changed her life and that of her family with a $13 loan.
The Nigerian mother of 12 struggled to provide for her children before joining Talaffin Mata Masu Dabara (TMMD) club in Mada—a women’s savings and loan club that empowers its members to launch small
Kano State, Nigeria—While attending antenatal care (ANC) visits at Fagwalawa Cottage Hospital in Kano State, Nigeria, Aishat Yushehu received shocking news—she tested positive for HIV. When the mother of two approached her husband to attend couples counseling at the hospital, he refus
Bauchi, Nigeria—When nursing student Mustapha Mahmood needed to review a textbook from the library at the College of Nursing and Midwifery in Bauchi State, he often had to wait his turn. But now the aspiring health worker only has to go online through the school’s new eLibrary to get
By Willibrord Shasha, Megan Peterson and Salamatu Bako
Kwalaulawa, Nigeria—Alone and in labor for more than 24 hours, Sahare Lawali suffered through the birth of her first child. The prolonged pressure of the baby’s head caused such damage that the 19-year-old was left with a hole, or “fistula,” between her vagina and bladder. Sahare’s ba
Bauchi, Nigeria—When the tiny community of Warji in Bauchi State in northeastern Nigeria needed someone to lead their fight against malaria, they chose two farming neighbors, Salamatu Mohammed and Sadiq Baba Wakasau. Both volunteered their time and meager resources to save the lives o
After a series of long and difficult home births, Maryam Abubakar found herself pregnant again. This time, however, she decided to seek prenatal care and give birth in a health facility near her home in northern Nigeria.