The Professional

Association Of Resident Doctors: Basic Trauma Skill Workshop In 2 Days

The Association of Resident Doctors in Collaboration with Johnson & Johnson bring this workshop to resident doctors and medical officers interested in enhancing their surgical skills. This is part on their OGM 2015. Applicants can apply following the details on the flyer provided or if you have further questions call these numbers, 08033079862 or 08037778664. […]

Physician

Female Doctors Raped By Robbers In Calabar

Daily Trust News: Two female doctors were raped at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) when armed robbers invaded the health care centre, Chairman of Resident Doctors Association at the hospital, Dr Ikechukwu Ukweh said. Addressing journalists, he said that was one of the reasons they embarked on an indefinite strike. He said the […]

Career

See New Approved List Of Institutuon Offering Dentistry In Nigeria.

I got an anonymous email earlier today from a secondary school student; he still calls himself a secondary school student since he still attends afternoon lessons for JAMB examination. He wanted to know about the institutions in Nigeria offering Dentistry as an undergraduate course in school. I referred him to the Medical and Dental Council […]

Policy

Nigeria’s Cheapest Teaching Hospital Joins In Serial Strike Action

These strike actions, organised by different professional health bodies, erupting in pockets across Nigeria is really an eye opener. The latest one is coming from The University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH). It is even coming from none other than the Chief Medical Director, Dr Thomas Agan. The Punch Newspaper quoted him as saying UCTH […]

Social Media

Shocking Story: Addiction Has Its Consequences!!!

I must warn that this piece is so shocking, yet touching. This story may not be for the lily hearted. It is a true story shared on my group page. Addiction can never be anything good though it may seem okay initially. Take a closer look at it, and you would see it smacks of […]

Conditions

Neglected Tropical Disease Should Not Be So Neglected

The other day, we were given an assignment by our community medicine lecturer. He had insisted we read more on ‘Neglected Tropical Disease’. The last time I heard about this subject matter was way back in my pre-clinical days. Neglected Tropical Diseases is truly a neglected group of disease, it is not even a common […]

Conditions

EBOLA MAKES A REAPPEARANCE IN CONGO!!!

KINSHASA (Reuters) – Health officials in Democratic Republic of Congo are investigating a possible outbreak of Ebola in a village about 270 km (170 miles) northeast of the capital Kinshasa, the government and the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. Health minister Felix Kabange said that response teams arrived in Masambio, a village in […]

The Professional

INSPIRING PIECE: FIRST IMPRESSION MAY JUST BE ALL IT TAKES – MLS GRADUATE

The experience I am about to share are real. Almost as told by a Medical Laboratory Scientist, my friend and confidante, Jude (not real names are used in this narrative). I met him while making my way to church. Yes ooo, I go to church!!! After a long time since Jude graduated, I was glad […]

Patient

STUNNING REASONS WHY HONEY MAY JUST BE BETTER THAN SUGAR.

I have always wondered why sugar is a common feature in most kitchens in Nigeria. May be because it is cheaper than honey, after all I know its not everyday you see bees or even a bee hive. I have always known that somehow, honey is more nutritious than sugar. I stand to be corrected […]

Social Media

FUNNY MEDICO

Laughter is a very potent medicine for the body. I am pleased to inform you that we have inaugurated this ‘FUNNY MEDICO’ Column… It is my hope that through this column I would be able to make you laugh. This column may comprise of funny picture, riddles, funny jokes, puzzles… just about anything that I […]

Editor's Focus

THE SECRET TO LIVING A VERY LONG IN NIGERIA FOUND!!!

I was watching one of the episode of a series movie featuring some award-winning Hollywood actors and actress, The Blacklist, where a scientist was experimenting on humans. His aim was to find a way to prolong the life of humans. I think the name of that particular episode was the Longevity Project, if my memory […]

Career

BUTCHER WITHOUT CONSCIENCE – TALE OF A MADONNA STUDENT

DAY 2: FIELD TRIP OF MEDICAL STUDENTS ON COMMUNITY MEDICINE POSTING Today was quite interesting. I believe it was more interesting than our 1st Field Trip. Yes!! To those who have been following the events of medical students on their community medicine posting, you would understand. I said today was interesting because we visited the […]