Africa

    • Children and young adults wear chains on their ankles to keep them from fleeing the open-air market where they learn skills and receive counseling, Kaduna, Nigeria, February 12, 2014. (Heather Murdock/VOA)
    • Doctors say the stigma associated with mental illnesses and addictions in Nigeria is especially acute for women and girls, Kaduna, Nigeria, February 12, 2014. (Heather Murdock/VOA)
    • Lawal Muduru heads a rehabilitation center in northern Nigeria. He says, like most mental health facilities in Nigeria, his biggest challenge is to raise enough funds to keep it open, Kaduna, Nigeria, February 12, 2014. (Heather Murdock/VOA)
    • Patients say their parents committed them to this mental health facility and they will only be released when their parents are satisfied they have been cured, Kaduna, Nigeria, February 12, 2014. (Heather Murdock/VOA)
    • Patients at this rehabilitation center in northern Nigeria learn skills like welding, sewing and computer literacy in addition to receiving counseling, Kaduna, Nigeria, February 12, 2014.

    Scenes From a Nigerian Rehabilitation Center

    Published June 26, 2014


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