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

Tasiu (middle) standing in front of his new photography studio (February 2015) with his “directly observed treatment short course” (DOTS) provider and the Local Government TB Supervisor

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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Raising the Bar in Laboratory Quality System Management: How one individual is making a difference in the public health delivery sector


The “Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS)” project is implemented by Family Health International (FHI360) and partners with funding support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The project has worked assiduously to institute global standards across the various segments of Nigeria’s public health delivery sector. Towards realizing this objective, the SIDHAS

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Needles and Threads: The Enchanting Story of Hajara Yusuf


Hajara Yusuf lost her husband on 29th October, 2011. Before his untimely death, he worked with the State Ministry of Health, Bauchi as an office clerk. His death left Hajara with the responsibility of caring for thirteen (13) dependents from the little proceeds flowing from her farmland. Hajara remained resolute in her determination to survive

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Drug Resistant TB treatment center spurs government into action


The Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH), Kano is located in Fagge local government area of Kano State and services the entire population in North West Nigeria. The health facility is one of the three drug resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) treatment centers established by FHI 360, in collaboration with the NTBLCP and with funding from the USAID.

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