Dr Ibukun Adeyemo – first doctor in Nigeria to deliver a set of sextuplets
Apr01

Dr Ibukun Adeyemo – first doctor in Nigeria to deliver a set of sextuplets

Despite the best efforts of the government, doctors, nurses and other health care workers, the Nigerian health care system has a long way to go in meeting the needs of the country’s population. The chronic lack of infrastructure and resources does not stop some exemplary health care professionals inventing, pioneering and breaking new grounds in various sectors within the health care system in Nigeria. One such pioneering healthcare...

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Lassa Fever – facts & information from World Health Organisation
Dec21

Lassa Fever – facts & information from World Health Organisation

Lassa Fever Key facts Lassa fever is an acute viral haemorrhagic illness of 2-21 days duration that occurs in West Africa. The Lassa virus is transmitted to humans via contact with food or household items contaminated with rodent urine or faeces. Person-to-person infections and laboratory transmission can also occur, particularly in hospitals lacking adequate infection prevent and control measures. Lassa fever is known to be endemic...

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Notes from the field – A west Nigerian doctor practising medicine in northern Nigeria
Dec02

Notes from the field – A west Nigerian doctor practising medicine in northern Nigeria

The practice of medicine is guided by ethics and principles. However, culture, religion and beliefs often influence the practice of medicine in most regions of the country, including northern Nigeria. It is pertinent to note that medical practice in the north is an interesting one based on its peculiarities that stem from many factors among which are the aforementioned. It is worthy of mention that majority of northerners are muslims,...

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