Nigerian Doctors in the UK Meet in Newcastle, October 22-24, 2010

Nigerian doctors in the British Isles, under the umbrella of the Medical association of Nigerians Across Great Britain (MANSAG), are gathering in Newcastle-upon-Tyne for their 21st scientific conference and annual general meeting on October 22-24, 2010. The theme of the 3 day conference, to be held at the Copthorne Hotel in Newcastle, is “Optimising Your […]

Efficacy of Antimalarials in Nigeria

The Nigerian National Malaria Control Programme recently published the result of an efficacy trial of two different combination therapies for malaria (artemether and lumefantrine; artesunate and amodiaquine) in which it claimed that concerns that many antimalarial drugs in Nigeria are ineffective are largely unfounded. The trials which were conducted in seven sites across the country […]

Meet Our Bloggers: Johnson Adeyanju, MD, FACP

Dr. Johnson Adeyanju is an attending physician and specialist in internal medicine. He is an honors graduate of the University of New Orleans, and subsequently obtained his medical degree from the Louisiana State Medical School in New Orleans. Dr. Adeyanju received medical residency training at the University of California, Davis VA Medical Center in Martinez. A diplomate […]

The True Size of Africa

Did you know that Africa is about 11.7 million square miles, large enough to fit the United States, China, India, Japan, and a large portion of Europe? Well, Kai Krause, the graphic artist renowned for his mastery of the Adobe Photoshop software, has just released this eye-opening map of Africa at Creative Commons.(h/t to Calabar […]

Open Access Africa Holds November 10-11, 2010

We previously reported on the plan by BioMed Central and Computer Aid International to convene a 2-day conference that will bring together researchers, librarians, university administrators and donors to discuss the issues surrounding access to scientific and medical research, and the role that open access journals can play in Africa. The conference, Open Access Africa, […]

When Charity Does Not Begin At Home

This piece in the Rwandan Sunday Times gave me much food for thought. The article quotes the previous Minister of Health, Babatunde Osotimehin, currently with the WHO’s Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, complimenting the Rwandan government for achieving the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs). During his tenure as Minister of Health, Nigeria was off-track […]

Giving HOPE: ANPA Supporting Rebuilding Medical Education and Training in Haiti

HOPE volunteers Kristin Parlman, Physical Therapist and Lisa Jane Evans Occupational Therapist from Massachusetts General Hospital, working at Diquini Hospital in Haiti. Courtesy of Project HOPE On Tuesday, January 12, 2010 a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti at a depth of 8.1 miles. The epicenter was located 15 miles WSW of Port-Au-Prince. The earthquake was […]

Solar Power Lights the Way for Maternal Health in Nigeria

Unreliable power supply is among the greatest impediments to health care in Nigeria. The tens of billions of dollars “invested” in power production by successive governments has had a reverse effect on power production. Surgical operations interrupted by power outage is a common occurrence. Hospitals are frequently unable to maintain stock of blood transfusion products […]

Meet our Bloggers: Temisan Etikerentse, MD

Dr. Temisan  Etikerentse is an attending physician with Board certification in Internal Medicine.  He graduated from the College of Medicine of the University of Lagos in 1991 and completed his residency at  the Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. Dr. Etikerentse and his wife, Ijeoma, live in Charleston, SC with their four children. Dr. Etikerentse […]

Book review: My Nigeria –

I found this review in the Wall Street Journal of My Nigeria: Five Decades of Independence by Peter Cunliffe-Jones and thought it might be worth while to share as we celebrate our 50th Independence. It’s a concise review of Nigeria’s post colonial struggle in a country with so many broken promises. A country so wealthy […]

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