According to the latest World Health Organisation, WHO, data published for 2018 life expectancy in Nigeria, a male given birth to in Nigeria in 2018 is expected to live approximately 54.7 years while a female is expected to live approximately 55.7 years in good health.
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
By Chioma Obinna With the world ranking showing that Nigeria underperforms global and regional peers on key levers of logistics and supply chain efficiency, Africa Resource Centre for Supply Chain, a collaboration of Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,
After experiencing series of disease epidemics including Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, Lassa fever, Cerebrospinal Meningitis, CSM, among others in recent times, Nigeria is not ready for the next epidemic, according to PreventEpidemics.org, a new website that highlights gaps in epidemic preparedness and pinpoints specific actions
Health care professionals involved in care of newborn from all over the country and beyond have arrived in Birnin Kebbi for the 11th Scientific meeting of the Organisation.
The meeting, which is sponsored by the Kebbi State government with support from Unicef Nigeria and Pathfinder includes
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
LAGOS, Nigeria — Lebabatu Musa has been delivering babies for 13 years in Kafur, a village in Northwestern Nigeria’s Katsina state. Her work is complicated by the fact that hospitals in the area don’t always have the necessary equipment to treat their patients, nor the
Stakeholders at the Future of Healthcare Summit in Lagos say with innovative technologies, the country can improve its health indices and become a health destination for other African countries. Martins Ifijeh
Several medical practitioners have indicated that they want to introduce electronic medical records (EMR) but they are not looking at the vast opportunities the technology can bring to modernising health care management, or even the much better linkages that EMR could have in digitising other
For most professions, keeping up to date with the latest developments and retraining yourself to the newest technologies is a matter of staying relevant.
For medical professionals it is much more than that. It’s a matter of life and death.
Continuous training in medicine is not only