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.
Kiru, Nigeria—Despite their best efforts, health care providers participating in the Zamfara and Akwa Ibom HIV/AIDS project (ZAIHAP) couldn’t ensure that pregnant women and other at-risk clients would return for follow-up visits and their medication.
During an assessment visit to Akwa Ibom State in 2006, Jhpiego found that health care providers were unfamiliar with intermittent preventive treatment of malaria for pregnant women (IPTp). They also did not have stocks of insecticide-treated bed nets (ITNs) to give to pregnant women a
Akwa Ibom State in Nigeria is among the highest malaria transmission areas in the country, and yet malaria control interventions have been late in reaching the State. Jhpiego, with support from the ExxonMobil Foundation and in collaboration
With each pregnancy, Malam Abubakar Maikudi worried about the health of his wife, Hadiza. The father of three children, Maikudi feared that another baby, born too soon, would further weaken her and make it harder for her to care for the children. But what could he do? A visit by a com
By Adetiloye Oniyire, Shittu Abdu-Aguye and Alishea Galvin
Abarma, Nigeria—The radio announcer’s voice echoed in Mama Hamza’s head—Save the life of your unborn babies today by knowing your HIV status and doing what you have to do …. Come out with your family and be counseled and tested.
Akwa Ibom, Nigeria - When word went out for volunteers to help prevent malaria in her home state of Akwa Ibom in Nigeria, Uduak Imo Bob responded to the call. How could she not? For years, she worked as a traditional birth attendant for a church group, delivering babies in the commun