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The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Adewale Oke, has decried the low number of trained rheumatologists to treat musculoskeletal diseases in Nigeria. Mr Oke, a professor, made the assertion at the West African Rheumatology Conference organised by the Nigerian Society

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Godwin Adama, the Consul General of Nigeria in South Africa, says about 5,000 Nigerian medical practitioners are contribution to the development of the health sector in South Africa. Adama made this known in a statement issued by the Vice Consul, Information and Culture, David Abraham, made

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About 65 per cent of Nigerians still lack proper access to healthcare services, while 70 per cent of the rural populace has no access at all to healthcare services in the country, according to World Health Organization (WHO).”

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Worried by the high rate of failure by foreign trained medical students in the assessment examination conducted by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN), the federal government has directed the council to investigate the phenomenon. It asked the MDCN to investigate some of the

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Rebecca Ejifoma With a commitment to provide affordable diagnostics solutions to both clinical and industry practitioners especially adaptable to the Nigerian environment, BioMerieux officially launched its presence in the country with testing solution for infectious diseases like meningitis, among others. The launch featured microbiology systems, molecular biology

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Tens of thousands of Nigerians troop abroad every year in search of the best, if not necessarily most affordable, medical treatment and health care services. Medical tourism is thriving in the United States of America, Europe, the Middle East and Asian countries, particularly India, Thailand,

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By Peter Uzoho For Nigerians to enjoy better healthcare delivery, government at all levels have been urged to ensure improved access to facilities at the primary healthcare level by the citizens. A global leader in the health technology, Royal Philips, made the appeal recently in Lagos during

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Members of the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) on Monday resumed work at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Yola. A visit to the centre saw people trooping into the hospital in large numbers to receive medical attention. Medical and health workers are busy attending to

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