Despite the odds, one doctor promotes family planning in Muslim Nigeria

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Dr. Farouk Mohammed Jega, center right, the Nigeria country director for Pathfinder International, interacts with Muslims clerics. Photo courtesy of Dr. Farouk M. Jega

Dr. Farouk Mohammed Jega, center right, the Nigeria country director for Pathfinder International, interacts with Muslims clerics. Photo courtesy of Dr. Farouk M. Jega

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(RNS) For 10 years, Dr. Farouk Mohammed Jega, 45,has been championing evidence-based arguments to try to persuade clerics in Northern Nigeria that Islam supports family planning methods.