Editor's Focus Physician

Physicians need to wake up. The law is coming to you!!!

Today a patient thought I was rude. He was not impressed with how I conducted myself in the consultation room. The encounter started off with the nurses. Right from the consulting room, I could hear heightened tones in his voice. He sounded imposing and I remember thinking he has a loud voice. Then he walks […]

Physician

Guild of Medical Directors wants an Adadevoh Public Holiday.

The Guild of Medical Directors, Abuja Chapter, has called on the federal government to declare August 19 every year a public holiday, in honour of late Dr Stella Adadevoh, who halted the spread of the Ebola Virus in the country.  The Public Relations Officer of the Guild, Dr Biodun Ogungbo who stated this in a […]

Events The Professional

Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria 21st Biennial Conference Annual General Scientific Meeting

The Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria presents her 21st Biennial Conference / Annual General Scientific Meeting. Theme: Advancing the Health of Nigerians in the 21st Century: Beyond the Rhetoric Sub-theme: The school as a health-promoting institution Intersectoral synergy – means to reduce the cost of health care (panel discussion) Improving the wellbeing of the health work – mitigating […]

Meds

DKT Nigeria launches two new-generation Oral Contraceptive Pills

Press Release: DKT International Nigeria is pleased to announce the expansion of her reproductive health portfolio with the introduction of two new-generation daily contraceptive pills; dianofem and desofem, which are the first to be launched in Nigeria and have completed all regulatory processes and obtained NAFDAC approval. The improved new-generation oral contraceptive pills have the potential to deliver real value in reproductive healthcare and offer […]

Career

Job Vacancy: House Officers, Interns needed at FMC Umuahia.

Job Vacancy: Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for appointment as interns at the Federal Medical Centre FMC, Umuahia. Positions: House Officers Nurse Interns Medical Laboratory Scientist Intern Pharmacy Interns Qualifications: Prospective candidates must possess relevant degrees or its equipment from a recognized University, including Professional Registration and Practicing License from their respective Councils. […]

Conditions

Waist size, not body mass index, may be more predictive of coronary artery disease

Humans love to look good and healthy but most people want to eat their cake and have it. Literally speaking, we end up with the looks we ‘want’. The body mass index of an individual is directly affected by the volume of food we eat. However, a study now indicates that an increasing ‘waist size’ […]

Career

Job Vacancy: House Officers needed at OOUTH, Sagamu.

Job Vacancy: Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates for the post of House Officers at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, Ogun State. Qualifications: Applicants must possess MBBS or an equivalent degree in Medicine from a recognized institution. Certificate of provisional registration as Medical Practitioner with Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria […]

Health Start-Up Start Up Clinic

EXCLUSIVE: 54Gene Heritage Study, will Revolutionize medical treatments in Africa.

54Gene is one of Nigeria’s most promising Health Tech startups. Busy as the Founder and Co-founder are, I was felt honoured when I learnt that I would be sitting down with them in an Exclusive Media Chat. Since publishing the news about the humongous seed round raised by 54Gene, I needed to know what exactly […]

Physician

Profile Review: Oluyinka Olutoye is Surgeon-in-Chief at US Hospital

The National Children’s Hospital in the US has appointed a Nigerian, Dr. Oluyinka Olutoye, as its Surgeon-in-Chief. The hospital, which announced the appointment on its website, said the appointment was effective from August 1. It would be recalled that Olutoye was part of the team that carried out surgery on a baby in-utero in a Texas hospital […]

Career

Disclaimer: LASUTH Internship Vacancies are False.

The management of Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) has debunked the message circulating on social media that it has opened for an internship at a N5,000 application fees and N1,800 parcel levy. Chief Medical Director, LASUTH, Prof. Adetokunbo O. Fabamwo, said the programme did not originate from LASUTH and the general public should be […]

Editor's Focus

Nigeria’s List of Health Ministers from 1999 till date.

Nigeria has got a new Minister of Health – Dr. Osagie Ehanire. He is among the forty-seven newly sworn ministers who are members of the Federal Executive Council. Since the return to democracy, Nigeria has enjoyed twenty years of uninterrupted civil rule, from 1999 to 2019. This means the Ministry of Health has had over […]

Policy

Medical Laboratory Science Council gets New Registrar.

The Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria gets a substantive Registrar – Mr. Tosan Erhabour. Nigeria’s Federal government through the Head, Corporate Affairs Unit of MLSCN, Fidelia Ginikanwa said on Monday. Here is a brief about the new registrar as extracted from the statement ; Mr. Tosan… is 55-years-old, from Edo State and attended the […]

Policy

Meet Nigeria’s New Ministers of Health

Nigeria has got her newest Ministers in the Health Ministry. President Buhari, in an elaborate swearing in ceremony, swore in Dr Osagie Emmanuel Ehanire – Substantive Minister of Health, and Dr Olurunnimbe Mamora – as Minister for State. Both gentlemen are Medical Doctors. Here is a brief about the Ministers; Dr Osagie Emmanuel Ehanire – […]

Career

Nigerian Army: Direct Short Service Commission Course for Health Professionals 2019.

Applications are invited from eligible Nigerians for commission into the Nigerian Army (NA) as Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) officers. The DSSC is open to both civilians and serving military personnel.  Only serving military personnel sponsored by any of the Services of the Nigerian Armed Forces to civil institutions shall be considered. CORPS AND SERVICES […]