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Nigerian Minister of Health delivers his midterm report – judge for yourself

In his recent widely publicized “midterm report“, our President, Dr Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan, GCFR, BNER, GCON barely mentioned the health sector, other than a few references to the “achievements” of his SURE-P programme. So, we were excited when we gathered that our Minister of Health, Professor C. Onyebuchi Chukwu was asked to brief the press […]

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No ordinary webinar with Dr Ali-Pate Minister of State for Health

On the 7th of September 2011, there was an extraordinary meeting with the Minister of State for Health in Nigeria; Dr Ali-Pate and his team, were seated in the offices of the Federal Ministry of Health in Abuja Nigeria, with hundreds of Nigerian health care professionals around the world. No, they had not all flown into Abuja, but met via a  webinar […]

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Nigeria at 50 – a cholera outbreak and an unperturbed elite

While in medical school in Nigeria, I learnt a bit about cholera …that it is an infection caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae, and that the main symptoms include profuse watery diarrhea and vomiting, with the management being primarily with oral rehydration therapy (ORT) etc etc. The truth however is that I barely saw a case […]