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The Exodus of Nigerian Doctors

On 21/Mar/2019

In July last year, my church hosted an empowerment programme to which we invited the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr Okey Enelamah as guest speaker. As convener of the session, I had to introduce Enelama[...]

‘80% of Primary Healthcare Facilities in Nigeria not Functional’

On 21/Mar/2019

The Country Director, PharmAccess Foundation, Njide Ndili has stated that despite having about 30,000 Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs) across Nigeria, only about 20 per cent functions per time, thereby disenfranchisin[...]

Korea Jostles for Slice of Nigeria’s $1B Medical Tourism Spending

On 21/Mar/2019

The Republic of Korea is positioning for a share of the estimated $1 billion, which 30,000 Nigerians spend per annum on medical tourism outside the country.   About 60 per cent of this amount is spent in the m[...]

Bringing Healthcare to Ode Itsekiri Community

On 21/Mar/2019

If there is one riverine community in Nigeria that could pass as a government reserved area for its tranquility, quietness and up-to-date infrastructural facilities, it is Ode Itsekiri, a complete island in Delta State[...]

World Kidney Day: Lifestyle Choices and Kidney Health

On 21/Mar/2019

After several years in medicine, as a medical doctor and as the CEO of a multi-specialty hospital group, my interests have converged to focus on the nexus between individual lifestyle choices and their impact on health[...]

Push Towards Ending HIV/AIDS Epidemic

On 21/Mar/2019

Prior to last week, Nigeria was known as the second capital of HIV/AIDS prevalence globally with 2014 data showing 3.2 million Nigerians were living with the virus, just behind South Africa which has 7.1 million person[...]

Fayemi extends free health services to prisons

On 21/Mar/2019

The inmates of the Federal Prisons, Ado Ekiti and civil servants at the Ekiti State Secretariat on Wednesday benefited from the Free Health Mission of the Governor Kayode Fayemi administration.   The team of t[...]

Nigeria Accounts for Highest Burden of Measles Globally, Says WHO

On 20/Mar/2019

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has lamented that Nigeria accounts for the highest case of measles on the globe.   The Borno State Coordinator of WHO, Dr. Audu Idowu, was quoted in a statement on Wednesday[...]

Glyphosate Weedkiller; A Substantial Cancer Factor

On 20/Mar/2019

A US jury has found that one of the world's most widely-used weedkillers was a "substantial factor" in causing a man's cancer. Pharmaceutical group Bayer had strongly rejected claims that its glyphosa[...]

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