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  • MUST READ: SUDDEN DEATH FOLLOWING LONG HAUL FLIGHTS

    Posted November 9, 2014 by Olusesan Makinde

    Have you ever visited a vulcanizer to have the “fab” of your tyre fixed? I bet you know the importance of having a “fab” in place if you drive a car. The “fab” as said by the vulcanizer is actually in proper English a valve. A valve a...

  • OCCUPATIONAL HAZARDS: From A&E to Surgery

    Posted October 27, 2014 by Benjamin Ugbe

    18th August 2013 remains a memorable day for me.That day was the first time in my life that I was admitted into the hospital as a patient. it was also the beginning of a long stay in hospitals, hotels physiotherapy suits etc. For the first time in my life I experienced being moved on a wheel chair,...

  • Who have I allowed myself become?

    Posted October 8, 2014 by Funke Pegba-Otemolu

      I wake up feeling tired. My back hurts from the hours of standing the previous day. The last surgery yesterday went on far longer than we anticipated and I closed two hours later than usual. To add insult to injury I had to drive my 5 year old “tokunbo” Honda through dense traffi...

  • Prevention & Control of Ebola: How doctors can avoid infection

    Posted September 24, 2014 by HealthFolk Editor

    This is a good time to sit back and thoroughly study Ebola prevention - especially now that the initial wave of infection has been controlled and preventive efforts are at the highest priority. The recent outbreak of Ebola has been proclaimed as the largest outbreak in history by the World Health ...

  • Dilemna of a seriously ill family member

    Posted March 24, 2014 by Simone Leeuw

    The past 2 weeks has been a very trying time for me as well as my family. My 18 year old brother bacame seriously ill suddenly, with a diagnosis being elusive for a long time. As a doctor I found this even more difficult, I felt helpless seeing my brother in such excruciating pain and being unable t...

  • Are we safe? Are we protected?

    Posted February 24, 2014 by Simone Leeuw

    In 2011 one of my colleagues from my hometown, Shalewu M., age 27, was stabbed directly in the heart in the outpatient department while treating a patient. The patient lashed out at Shalewu, and stabbed him in the hand and then directly in the heart. And the reason why? the patient wanted speci...

  • Responding to a Measles Outbreak in Nigeria

    Posted August 15, 2013 by The HealthFolk Team

      © Olga Overbeek & MSF A child is vaccinated for measles during a previous vaccination campaign in Kebbi, northwest Nigeria.   A measles outbreak in northern Nigeria’s Katsina State has come to an end after 28 weeks. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins...

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