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On the regulation of Nigerian health professionals

An anonymous commentator on the last post mentioned that the next Minister must put in place a regulatory body to which health professionals are accountable, to deal with cases of negligence and breaches of professional ethics. The commentator mentioned the General Medical council in the UK as a possible model. The truth is that these […]

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DFID Programmes in Nigeria

Have you ever wondered what health programmmes and projects are ongoing in Nigeria, what their aims and objectives are and how well they are doing (or not)? We have often looked forward to a situation where the national health strategy and programmes were put in the public domain in order to enable Nigerian citizens to […]

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Ember months and Road Traffic Accidents

It’s December, the season of the so-called “ember months” in Nigeria when road traffic accidents (RTAs) seem to occur with increased frequency. Nigerians have often put forward various reasons for the death toll on the roads during this season (from the presence of “blood-sucking witches on the roads” to other less exotic reasons like the […]