Advice for Physicians in Training: 40 Tips From 40 Docs

On 04/Dec/2015 / In Articles

ON BEING A DOCTOR: You can be an excellent physician without a stethoscope or a prescription pad, but not without good communication skills. Communication is your most important tool. Tailor your words to the pati[...]

Waiting for Change in the Health Sector By Martins Ifijeh

On 04/Dec/2015 / In Articles

  When the then Minister of Health, Professor Adenike Grange, in 2007, said that soon, the health sector will experience a total change that would make the country's healthcare system compete on a global sta[...]

What Working In A Nursing Home Taught Me About Life, Death & Cultural Values

On 02/Dec/2015 / In Articles

  The first thing I noticed when I began working in a nursing home was the smell. It's everywhere. A mix of detergent and hospital smell and, well, people in nursing homes wear diapers. It's one of those[...]

2015 World AIDS Day: Getting to Zero

On 30/Nov/2015 / In Articles

'Getting to Zero' is the theme for this year's World AIDS day. The theme is further broken down to : Zero new HIV infections; Zero discrimination ; Zero AIDS-related deaths .  The first world AIDS da[...]

HIV-positive Doctor Says His Dog Saved His Life

On 30/Nov/2015 / In Articles

  Rob Garofalo was devastated. He'd built his medical and research career on helping young AIDS patients. Then he learned that he, too, was HIV-positive. The news came after he'd already survived kidney[...]

The National Health Bill; A Personal Commentary- Vol III

On 29/Nov/2015 / In Articles

Aristotle: “ignorantia legis neminem excusat” (Ignorance of the law excuses no one) Today we will be looking at some more of the dictates of the recently passed Nigerian health bill so that we are all on[...]

RE: Appraising Appointments in the Federal Ministry of Health BY Dr. Paul John

On 29/Nov/2015 / In Articles

Mr President: I write in response to the recent petition to you signed by the chairman JOHESU, comrade Jay Josiah and the chairman AHPA,Dr Godswill C. Okara with the above titular theme. For ease of reference, JOH[...]

Can Prof Anwuka Fly As a Minister of State in Education?

On 27/Nov/2015 / In Articles

  Incontestably, since the appointment and subsequent assignment of portfolio by the President, a lot has been said and written on individual Ministers. Some of those commentaries either tend to project the inev[...]

The Nigerian Doctor Who Inspired Will Smiths New Movie ‘Concussion’

On 24/Nov/2015 / In Articles

  Nigerian U.S based forensic pathologist, Dr. Bennet Omalu is the inspiration behind the new Will Smith movie titled ‘Concussion”.   The movie Concussion, is an upcoming American sports dra[...]

The National Health Bill-Overview Volume 1

On 21/Nov/2015 / In Articles

The National Health Bill- A Personal Commentary The Nigerian National health bill was signed into law by President Goodluck Jonathan in December 2014 after an unending dilly dallying between the legislature and the e[...]

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