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Economic Development

Global health in the age of the SDGs

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Over the past 15 years, we have witnessed major declines in child and maternal mortality and progress in the fight against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria in countries around the world. Still, an estimated 5.9 million children under 5 died in 2015, mostly from preventable causes. That same year, 2.1 million people became newly infected with

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Silver lining in a dark cloud: Community DR-TB at work in Kano State

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Maikudi was one of the most boisterous young men in his village, and although not opportune to have acquired any significant formal education, he still transcended above this limitation to engage in small businesses which generated considerable income. At a young age of 24, he travelled to far away Abuja in search of profitable businesses

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Improving the lives and Livelihoods of PLHIV in Yala LGA of Cross River State

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Stigma, discrimination and poverty are some of the greatest challenges facing people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) in Yala Community, Cross River State and elsewhere. The USAID funded and FHI360 led Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS) project works to mitigate these challenges and improve the quality of life of PLHIV and people affected by

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Saving Lives and improving livelihoods through community multi – drug Resistant tuberculosis care

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Tasiu was diagnosed with multi drug resistant TB (MDR TB) in January 2014 and is one of many such patients spread across Kano State. Tasiu’s battle with tuberculosis (TB) began in 2008 while he was training to become a teacher at the Federal College of Education in Kano State. He noticed what at that time

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