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The Luckiest in the Room

As I sat in the waiting room, I tried to clear my mind with a game I love playing. You see, the woman I love with all my life was in Ward G07 pushing out our baby from inside her and I was told to sit here and be calm. The female nurse, who did not look like she even knew what a church was had pulled me aside and

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I’m Losing It

Pardon me if you don’t like today’s article. I don’t feel like writing today, or tomorrow and maybe forever. I lost my sanity today and I think I would be more thankful now if it were my mental sanity I lost. Mobile phones are such hypocrites. How can one device be playing Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ and then next minute, it’s welcoming the most terrible phone call ever. I was at the

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Public Healthcare

Prompt: Feb 7 Right to Health Is access to medical care something that governments should provide, or is it better left to the private sector? Are there drawbacks to your choice? I would die soon.  It’s the same dream every night, although it isn’t a dream – I am here on the hospital bed looking at the ceiling. There’s always a mosquito here. I call it Ayan Labala. It flies

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In Crisis: Feranmi & Dr. Susan

Prompt: Jan 17 In a Crisis Honestly evaluate the way you respond to crisis situations. Are you happy with the way you react?     How We Met: Feranmi   You know the saying ‘I bless the day I found you’? Well, sometimes I’m confused as to whether I bless the day I met Susan or not. I have sickle cell anaemia and I never really grew up thinking that

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Skills and Health

Skills Acquisition Towards the end of the AMAD project, we organized a skills acquisition program for the people of the village (but of course, only the women showed up). The program was intended to help the villagers see a whole new entrepreneurial world outside Garri making and selling sweets. In the village where I worked, we were only able to teach eggrolls and soap making because the women arrived really

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