Maternal Health in Nigerian Hospitals: A Photoessay

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Photographer Mark Tuschman was recently in Northern Nigeria on behalf of the Packard Foundation to look at maternal health and family planning. For the seventh post in his series of “Nigerian Chronicles,” he visited various hospitals in the region and was able to document experiences of women seeking treatment through powerful images.

Nigerian Chronicles VIII also has a maternal health aspect to it, documenting the work of Traditional Birth Attendants at a wedding ceremony. Some of the TBAs he mentions work for the Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA), an organization working on an MHTF-supported project in India.