Editor's Focus Tech

Digital Healthcare startups in the Nigerian Health Tech Space – A budding dream.

GUEST POST: Digital health is defined by Wikipedia as the convergence of digital technologies with health, healthcare, living, and society to enhance the efficiency of healthcare delivery. These include hardware and software solutions and services.  Hardware includes wearables like Fitbit and different types of monitors while software includes various types of mobile applications and electronic […]

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Cows Infected with Tuberculosis can pass disease to Herders – CDC.

Nigeria’s northern region is predominated by herdsmen who rear cattle and live a nomadic life, unlike the southern region. Herdsmen can contract a form of tuberculosis from cattle, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In a new report published by the agency Xrays a 2017 case from Michigan in which a 77-year-old […]

Editor's Focus Patient

Reasons Why Nigeria’s Millenials will die faster than other Generations.

Nigeria, with a Median population age of approximately 17 years, has one of the youngest populations in the world. A significant number of Nigeria’s young are Millennials – people born between the years 1981 to 1996. Many people think that being a millennial is fun and exciting. It is the generation that saw and even […]

Editor's Focus Patient

Scientifically Proven Methods To Stop Masturbation.

Masturbation is a normal part of sexual expression. It can relieve stress and help a person determine what they enjoy sexually. If it becomes compulsive, however, it may become a problem. If this is the case, there are many ways a person can stop masturbating. In most cases, masturbation is a normal sexual practice that […]

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Nationwide Internship Update: Ongoing House Jobs and Internship positions for September 2019.

This is a super month for Nigeria’s Nationwide Internship community. You know why? Well, the Federal Medical Centres across the nation have begun their calls for vacancies into various positions. Moreover, Federal Medical Centres are preferred destination for House Officers and Interns because they earn more financially and there is more opportunities for hands on […]

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 […]

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MEDICAL DRAMA SERIES: HOW PREPARED IS NIGERIA’S NOLLYWOOD?

Chicago med, Code Black, New Amsterdam, Dr. House, Grey’s Anatomy and The Good Doctor, my personal medical drama favorite. These are some popular medical series being viewed by medics and especially by med students. The question however, remains; why has there not been a Nigerian medical drama series?. I went out to search for the […]

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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 […]

Editor's Focus Physician

Next MDCN Assessment Exam for Foreign-Trained Medical Doctors 2019.

The next Assessment Examination of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria is scheduled to hold from Wednesday 27 November to Thursday 28 November 2019 at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Kano State. READ ALSO: How to Print your Permanent MDCN License. A.    ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA i)  The examination shall be for candidates trained in ALL […]

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Nationwide Internship Update: Ongoing House-Job And Internship As At August 2019.

Glad we in the month of August. On Nationwide Internship Update, we congratulate all new graduands – across all Colleges of Medicines, Teaching Hospitals, Colleges of Health Sciences. The next big phase is getting prompt placement for the compulsory one-year training. So here are all current ongoing internship from across the nation; University of Port-Harcourt […]

Editor's Focus Start Up Clinic Tech

Lagos-based EMR Start-Up Swift MediSpark, closer to digitizing third-world healthcare.

Swift MediSpark is an Electronic Medical Record/Software start-up with key operations in Lagos and some major cities in Nigeria. According to a study by TechCabal on the ‘State of Health Tech in Nigeria‘, there are about twelve 12 active health tech sub-sectors in Nigeria. Swift MediSpark operates in one the sub-sector -Electronic Medical Record (EMR) […]

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MDaaS Global Next Big Step will shock Nigeria’s Health Tech for Good.

I had a media chat with MDaaS Global Founders – Mr. Soga Oni (CEO/Co-Founder), and Genevieve Barnard Oni (CFO/Co-Founder). There are actually four Founders of MDaaS Global – a health tech company that secured an initial total $1Million seed funding for her operations. Out of a co-working location at the Venia Hub, Providence House, Admiralty […]

Editor's Focus Events

Health care Nigeria Conference 2019 Begins tomorrow.

Last year, the Healthcare Nigeria Conference 2018 and Exhibitions took place at the prestigious Oriental Hotel Lagos, from 4th – 5th July 2018. This year, Healthcare Nigeria Conference 2019 will be on two days – 11th – 12th July, 2019. The Healthcare Nigeria Conference is an annual gathering of Nigerian leading health practitioners and stakeholders from within […]

Editor's Focus Tech

PRESS RELEASE: 54gene Closes $4.5M Seed Round

VC-backed healthtech start-up to build world-first biobank for African DNA datasets  2 July 2019. Lagos, Nigeria.  54gene (the D.B.A. of Stack Diagnostics), the African-focused healthtech genomics and AI start-up that is leading in the diagnosis and medical treatment of people in Africa, has raised a $4.5M seed round with participation from Y Combinator, Fifty Years, […]