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Religion and Health - Summary Report

In Nigeria, religion is part of the fabric of daily life and arguably inseparable from the public sphere. Religious dynamics is seen in culture, society, and politics from national to grassroots levels.

The importance of faith actors is evident in times of public health crises as they have historically played vital supportive roles spiritually, politically, and materially for individuals and communities living in poverty. In addressing epidemics, faith actors remain important stakeholders in supplementing and complementing public officials' efforts. 

This report summarises the relationship between religion and health and how individuals and organisations can harness the unique strength of religious actors for improved outcomes in public health interventions.