A doctor in Nigeria says fewer than 60% of pregnant women in the country visit a clinic for vital pre-birth care. We examine four claims.
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Does Bola Tinubu's claim about fatalities on the country’s roads add up?
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A leading gynaecologist says Nigeria fares poorly for maternal mortality and has the world’s highest abortion rates. Is he correct?
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Nigeria’s Guardian newspaper recently painted an alarming picture of cardiovascular diseases in Africa’s most populous country. Is it right?
The police ministry has been making a spirited case for changes to the country’s primary gun law. But, not all its claims add up.
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Messages posted on Twitter and Facebook claim that 50% of global mining deaths occur in South Africa.
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The number of excess deaths may be a more accurate and concerning measure of the Covid pandemic than the daily death toll. But how are exces...
Covid has trained a spotlight on causes of death and how deaths are recorded across the world. We disentangle what paperwork has to be filed...
A British charity’s recent appeal for donations said Kenya had one of the worst maternal mortality rates in the world. We checked.