Nigerian Lawyer Working To Train Community, Religious Leaders To Advocate For Maternal, Child Health Care
NPR: Once Opposed To Maternal Health, Islamic Scholars Become Champions
“[Harvard-trained lawyer] Aminu Gamawa wants to change the way Islamic scholars think about health care. … Gamawa thinks [Islamic leaders’] influence can actually be used to improve maternal and infant health. In association with the Development Research and Projects Centre (DRPC), a Nigerian organization that trains community leaders on issues like education and health, he’s founded a program to turn Islamic scholars who oppose these forms of medical care into champions…” (Jacewicz, 9/21).