How to reverse rising tide of brain drain, medical tourism in Nigeria after 60 years
At independence, Nigeria built a health system structured basically along the model of the colonialists. From the 60’s through the mid-eighties, the health system was anchored and led by seasoned...
‘Ongoing strike may reverse COVID-19 gains, fuel medical tourism’
• Action partially complied with in Lagos The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), yesterday, submitted that the ongoing strike by its members could reverse gains made in the containment of the novel coronavirus and fuel medical tourism. Describing the industrial action as ‘most regrettable and avoidable’, president of the body, Dr. Aliyu Sokomba, told…
Stakeholders advocate commercialisation of health facilities to reduce medical tourism
Stakeholders in the health sector have urged the government to privatise and commercialise tertiary health institutions so as to improve care, reduce medical tourism and brain drain ravaging the country.
‘How to reverse brain drain, medical tourism’
Dr. Osagie Emmanuel Ehanire was appointed as the Minister of Health in August 2019. He is a certified General and Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon. Ehanire worked to a great extent in Germany as Resident Anesthesiologist...
Group blames dearth of special skills for medical tourism
Medical Association of Nigerians Across Great Britain (NANSAG), has identified the unavailability of special skills in the country as the main reason Nigerians are seeking such services outside the shores of the country.
Osinbajo inaugurates cancer equipment
As part of efforts to end medical tourism, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has launched the Elekta Synergy Platform 160 MLC (VMAT) Linear Accelerator for the treatment of cancer at the National Hospital, Abuja.
Buhari laments Nigeria’s loss of over N400b yearly to medical tourism
President Muhammadu Buhari says the inability of government to address various health challenges has resulted in increasing medical tourism, that costs Nigeria over N400 billion yearly. The president stated this yesterday during the inauguration of Senior Executive Course 41, 2019 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Plateau State, with the…
Experts canvass investment in healthcare to check medical tourism, boost economy
Medical experts in the diaspora have called for more investment in the Nigeria’s healthcare system. This, they said was necessary to end the spectre of medical tourism and save the country from capital flight. The experts made the submission yesterday at the sixth yearly meeting of the Nigerian-American Medical Foundation International (NAMFI), in Lagos. The…
Aregbesola urges end to medical tourism, says herdsmen killings consequences of leadership failure
Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola has urged Nigerians to take advantage of the world-class medical facilities at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti, instead of traveling abroad for medical treatment. Aregbesola also said that the killings being perpetrated by herdsmen in some states of the Federation are a consequence of the nation’s poor…