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Perspectives on medical law in Nigeria, an account from the World Congress on Medical Law

Editor’s Note: This week’s Thought Leadership Series on Health piece comes from Barrister ‘La-Olu Osanyin, who highlights Nigeria’s recent showing at the World Congress on Medical Law last month. He summarizes the three presentations made by Nigerians at the Congress, presentations that showcase several pertinent issues facing Nigerians in the medico-legal space. Osanyin himself was […]

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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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Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria awakens

In most advanced countries, among medical professionals, the fear of the self-regulatory body is the beginning of wisdom. Getting into trouble with the Registration Body has grave consequences for practising physicians. But the entire system depends on records being kept. So an offence, no matter how small that might affect your practice is always on record….always accessible […]

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A revival of Continuous Professional Development for Nigerian Doctors and Dentists

Until recently in Nigeria, on completion of your 6 years of medical training, one year housemanship and one year youth service, you could begin to work as a medical doctor anywhere in the country and continue to work for the rest of your life without having to do a single hour of further training. The […]