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 […]

Nigeria at 50: To Celebrate or not to Celebrate?

Tomorrow Nigeria will celebrate fifty years of independence from Britain. At independence in 1960, Nigeria held out great promise based particularly on our human and material resources. This promise has to a very large extent not been fulfilled, and the gap between potential, promise and fulfillment seems to be getting wider. In view of our […]

Enyi MD Foundation Raises Funds for Emergency Healthcare in Nigeria

When the late Dr. Enyi Okereke traveled home in the fall of 2008, his mission was to provide emergency care to trauma victims and train surgeons at the National Orthopedic Hospital, Enugu. Then the unimaginable happened: Dr. Okereke, who was Chief, Division of Foot and Ankle Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania Health Systems and […]

Meet our Bloggers: Adedeji S. Adefuye, MD, MPH, FRIPH

Dr. Adedeji S. Adefuye is Associate Medical Director for Postmarketing Safety Evaluation at Abbott Laboratories. Before his appointment at Abbott Laboratories, he served as the Director of the HIV/AIDS Research and Policy Institute and professor of epidemiology in the Department of Health Studies at Chicago State University. Dr. Adefuye has over 15 years experience in […]

Tale of two Americas

Two friends growing up as neighbors in Nigeria both left for America, one went to school, did things the right way and struggled while his friend went into a life of crime and fraud. The one who was involved in fraud sent home cars and built a house for his father, while the other one […]

Meet our Bloggers: Echezona E. Ezeanolue, MD, MPH, FAAP

Our goal for this blog is to provide readers with an informed commentary on  health issues relevant to Nigeria from a diverse team of ANPA members drawn from different specialties. We are pleased to welcome Dr. Echezona Edozie Ezeanolue as a member of our blogging team. Dr. Ezeanolue  is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and […]

Education in Nigeria: A State of Emergency

Worldwide, there is a general recognition of the role of education in shaping the future of a nation. In 2002, President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa said “…we have to exert maximum effort to train the necessary numbers of our people in all the fields required for the development, running and management of modern economies. […]

Kidnapping of Nigerian Doctors is a Public Health Crisis, says ANPA Members

Nigerian doctors in the US are taking President Goodluck Jonathan to task for being slow to tackle the booming kidnapping industry in the South East part of the country. ANPA members are also expressing solidarity with their colleagues at home who have become the target of the out-of-control kidnapping racket. According to Nigerian Medical association (NMA), more […]

Will Open Access Replace Medical Libraries in Sub-Saharan Africa?

Visiting the library of a Nigerian medical school last year, the empty shelves and outdated journals conveyed a sense of emptiness and decay. The familiar reference books on front-row display were all several editions behind. The librarian took me to a section with rows of desktop computers that were rarely used due to epileptic power supply and […]

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