Re: Lack of basic equipment at the Aso Rock Clinic.

Nigeria can often be a comedy of errors. But, with the above news ruling our airwaves recently, it is quite clear that the Nigerian Healthcare system is a tragedy of fatal errors. Recently, her Excellency – Mrs Aisha Buhari spoke publicly about the dismal rot in the health sector , citing the instance of the…

PRESS RELEASE

PRESS RELEASE BY THE ASSOCIATION OF MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTISTS OF NIGERIA (AMLSN) ON THE OUTBREAK OF MONKEY POX IN NIGERIA! The Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria is alarmed at the recent outbreak of monkey pox in Nigeria. This is one health emergency too many that our Country has had to contend with in…

A lesson from History.

*A short History Lesson* Once upon a time , in a land faraway, there was a man named Percival Pott. He lost his father and then he was adopted by his mother’s relative. At age 22 in the year 1736, he had completed the apprenticeship that qualified him to be admitted into the Company of…

Meditation for Nigeria’s Independence celebrations.

It is Nigeria’s Independence Anniversary.  Not much looks good except us… The people.  We are the reason Nigeria is not a byword for a tragic historical tale. We matter and this celebration is ours… We who choose to stay and make things work better… And those who choose to leave, to return some other day……

How I became a Yoruba Igbo…

It all started on a blustery night…early in December of 2007. After a long and stressful trip, the Ifesinachi bus trundled in to the sleepy city called Enugu , a few minutes shy of 12 midnight. The night air was cool and balmy – pleasant in a reasurring way. But, my mind was not…  My…

Prayer for Nigeria

NATIONAL Prayer Call… #PrayingForNigeria Meanwhile , please let us spare a minute to pray for Nigeria oooo… May there be peace ooo… Let the current IPOB- FG faceoff not snowball into another war… Prayers please… 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏  Lord, we come to you this morning, in sorrow and penitence, we have done a lot of wrong in…

Finding Hope

Did you know that finding hope in hopeless situations is a function of your mind? Yes, if your mind game is strong, you are better able to overcome depressive episodes. Your mind determines the response you give in a tragic situation. Do you know Job of the Bible story? Can you picture what happened to…

On rest and relaxation…

So, I found this lovely piece on Facebook … Read and enjoy dear friends. Tunde graduated to be the best and finest surgeon in the world. At  age 30, he became married.   The joy of marrying a medical doctor attracted Bisi, his wife, to him. After the few weeks leave he was given from…

The Campaign for better healthcare practices in Nigeria – 1

The Campaign for better healthcare practices in Nigeria – 1 Fellow patriotic Nigerian, Adigun (not real name) was admitted recently in LUTH. His parents are poor Nigerians, who do not have health insurance cover. When Adigun’s treatment initially started, the attending doctor sent him for medical laboratory tests in the LUTH Haematology Lab. Total costs…

Dear President Buhari,

That access to appropriate healthcare is what saved you and kept you alive. Is it fair to deny the rest of the Nigerian populace this right? A right to life?

However, this letter is aimed at giving you a bucket list…

What I am more concerned about is the dismal retrogression in the #UHC4AllNigerians agenda.  Sir, I believe you support the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) push for all Nigerians.

I wrote a short article about how we can achieve UHC faster in Nigeria here.

Now, you are back and a testimony to the UK’s healthcare system. No jokes, if you had chosen to stay in Nigeria to get your care, you d be dead. 

You are not and this is why I plead Sir, please make this opportunity count.

President Buhari’s Speech as broadcast on August 21,2017.

On August 21, 2017, President Muhammad Buhari addressed Nigerians for the first time since his return from his 105 days medical vacation in UK. Below is the authentic full text of the speech. BROADCAST BY PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI, MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 2017  My dear citizens,  I am very grateful to God and to all Nigerians…