In the northeastern corner of Nigeria, bordering Cameroon to the east and Niger to the north lies Borno state. Home to over 4 million people, the area is infamous for the war that has been raging for over a decade. Since 2009, Borno state has been the epicenter of the Boko Haram insurgency. Yet despite the difficulty of existence in a conflict zone, life with all its attendant expectations must somehow carry on. Food must be planted and harvested, livelihoods must be managed, people must marry and as children are born, they must still be vaccinated. Read the full story.


On July 30, Boost hosted its first Bright Spots webinar featuring a team from the Solina Center for International Development and Research, who shared their story of immunization service delivery in the conflict zone of Borno State, Nigeria. Over the course of the webinar session, the team conveyed their process and lessons learned, and highlighted key takeaways that may be relevant to you in your work. Watch the full webinar recording and view the accompanying slides

All webinar materials can be found in the "Stories & Webinars" tab of the Boost Bright Spots Learning Group. The SCIDaR team will be sharing out answers to the questions you asked during the webinar via video in this learning group over the next few weeks. We hope you'll join us for a lively discussion! 

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