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State of Emergency: The Doctors’ Strike and the Brain Drain of the Health Care Workforce

In 2019, when my father was in the Intensive Care Unit of one of Nigeria’s biggest tertiary hospitals in the Federal Capital Territory, one of the most contentious issues my family experienced was the constant chasing after specialist doctors to assess him and answer our burning questions. We would wait hours for the single cardiologist […]

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Every human life has equal value?

I am sitting in my friend’s living room in Lagos in mid-October. Her boisterous young sons occasionally tear themselves away from the cartoons they are watching on television to interrupt our conversation. She is telling me about her latest shift in the Children Emergency Room at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, where she works as […]