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Fire on the mountain: How Private Hospitals in Nigeria Can Respond to the Medical Brain Drain

By Ayoola Oladipupo (Lead Writer) Editor’s Note: In today’s Thought Leadership Piece, Ayoola Oladipupo, an early career consultant with an interest in private sector engagement for African development, particularly in the healthcare sector, writes on the effects of the medical brain drain on private hospitals in Nigeria and shares insights on how private hospitals can […]

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A tangled web: the complicated ethics of medical referrals from Nigeria to India

This thought-provoking piece was contributed by Ifeanyi Nsofor who has just joined the NHW team. Pls share it with every one you know….its worth thinking about before you need to think about it.  Please share your perspective on the comments section or by tweeting us @nighealthwatch  Our beautiful daughter was born in August 2009 and weighed 3.4kg. […]

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Visit to Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital – the largest hospital in the world

One often needs to look beyond the circumstances at home in Nigeria to understand the scale of our challenge. We have 17 Teaching hospitals, and a Federal Medical Centre in every state without a Teaching Hospital. During a recent visit to my alma mata – the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Enugu, I found many […]

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Reaction to "The Edge of Joy" – MUST READ!

The night we posted the last blog I got an email from a good friend in Lagos. I have not been able to get this out of my mind. I therefore asked him if I could share it with you. Sometimes when we write and advocate for a better deal for health and healthcare in […]

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The Health Sector in Imo State under Ohakim

This blog will remain apolitical…even in a climate of intense politics in Nigeria. We will not suggest how people should vote, but we will try to point you to some things that should influence your decisions. Enough has been written on the fate of the people of Imo state in the past 4 years. Vanguard reports that judges […]