Yesterday was an unexpectedly busy day. I mean, it was a Wednesday, and Wednesdays – during the time I’ve been employed at my current place – have always had a moderate patient load. It was hardly ever exhausting to work on a Wednesday. But yesterday’s workload took me by surprise. My God, I felt like […]
Religion and culture are two pillars that shape the thoughts and lifestyles of a people. For my country Nigeria, this is especially true. Virtually every issue in Nigeria is viewed through the lens of culture and religion by most: this of course has benefitted us in
“Patient is yet to purchase drugs due to financial constraint”. “Patient is yet to have investigations done due to financial constraint”. Anyone working in the Nigerian health system, or even studying, has probably heard many variations of
Today’s blog is not going to be one of those where I share my opinions on a topic, because to be honest, I have not exactly decided where I stand on this issue yet because I don’t know if there is a “one size fits all” answer. Rather I’m going to highlight the opinions I […]
The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines health as ‘the state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing, and not the mere absence of disease or infirmity’. Sometimes we forget that mental health is also as important as the physical and not just a side show that can be swept under a rug.
“After hearing about what was happening in Congo, I was a bit concerned, and for reasons I can’t explain I didn’t really think deeply about it, but at the beginning of this week a few things occurred to me.”
The evening was calm, like most Saturdays. That was until a loud scream swept across the ward, bringing to attention the surrounding low-toned voices in mourning. “So you have gone like this? What am I going to with my life now?”, the husband of the recent bereaved woman cried out. All this was going on […]