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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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Future of Health 2018: Will the Brain Gain from Nigeria’s Diaspora revive the Health Sector?

‘Daddy, you know this would never have happened when you were working in Lincoln, right?” Dr. Olujimi Coker, Medical Director of Lagoon Hospitals, Lagos was telling an enthusiastic audience of 400 people at the Sheraton Hotel, Abuja, how his awestruck children reacted to his cancelling a family weekend trip, because he had been asked to […]

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 20 January 2017

Lassa Fever: NCDC confirms cases in 7 states, advices on preparedness by hospitals and healthcare workers. NHIS covers cancer, other tertiary ailments – Prof. Usman. Melinda Gates commends Kaduna Govt on child health, others. Borno Government spends N1bn on hospital equipment destroyed by Boko Haram. FG, UCH to provide free treatment to Oyo residents. Doctors […]

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Nigerian Doctors in the Americas meet in Orlando

Every year, Nigerian doctors meet all over the world in their organisations to find ways to inspire each other to engage more with Nigeria and support themselves in their various engagements. This year Chikwe Ihekweazu of Nigeria Health Watch attended the annual conference of the Association of Nigerian Physicians in the Americas (ANPA) which held in […]