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Misoprostol Now Included on Nigeria’s Essential Drug List

Nigeria's Federal Ministry of Health approved the addition of the drug, which is used for the prevention and treatment of postpartum hemmorhage, to the EDL. Read More

National Human Rights Commission in Nigeria Gains Independence

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan signed an Amendment establishing the autonomy of the country's formerly semi-governmental National Human Rights Commission. Read More

The Edge of Joy

A MacArthur-supported documentary focused on Nigeria's maternal mortality rate – the second-highest in the world – has been selected as the debut film for the new Economist Film Project Read More

Africa Higher Education Grantmaking Leverages Google Funds

Google announced $5 million in grants aimed, in part, at facilitating improved Internet infrastructure in Nigeria. Read More

Slideshow: Population & Reproductive Health

The Foundation’s population and reproductive health grantmaking seeks to reduce maternal death and illness and to advance the sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people. Read More

MacArthur Foundation Awards Nearly US$5 Million to Nigerian Universities

MacArthur awarded nearly US$5 million to academic centers at three Nigerian universities to prepare graduates to address national development challenges. Read More

ECOWAS Court Says Education is a Basic Human Right in Nigeria

In a landmark judgment, the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice in Abuja, Nigeria, declared that Nigerians have an enforceable right to basic education. Read More