Women as agents of change in DR-TB management


“Nothing makes me happier than to see people live healthier lives by simply adhering to the instructions that I give them in the clinic. I am a community health worker and I love my job. I consider it the most rewarding job any human being can wish for because it’s an opportunity to serve the underprivileged”.



Today is World Toilet Day – Nov 19

Women and girls in displaced persons’ camps who have to move far away to observe basic sanitary practices due to lack of toilet or sanitary facilities risk being gang raped, abducted, sexually violated or molested. Today, November 19, is world toilet day.

Making a difference through mass media


Effective communication has long been recognized as the gateway to impactful programming at all levels of project planning, engagement, implementation, monitoring and feedback to the community. Factual information on transmission and cure of TB has remained inadequate resulting in treatment failures and ever increasing incidence of DR-TB in Nigeria. This informed the decision by FHI 360 to embark on state wide broadcast of radio and television (TV) jingles, and bulk short message services (SMS) in five (5) states of Nigeria, namely, Lagos, Kano, Cross River, Edo and Anambra states. (more…)


World Diabetes Day – Nov 14


World Diabetes Day (WDD) is celebrated every year on November 14. The World Diabetes Day campaign is led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and its member associations. It engages millions of people worldwide in diabetes advocacy and awareness. World Diabetes Day was created in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat that diabetes now poses. World Diabetes Day became an official United Nations Day in 2007 with the passage of United Nation Resolution 61/225. The campaign draws attention to issues of paramount importance to the diabetes world and keeps diabetes firmly in the public spotlight.  (more…)