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In this final installment of our 3-part series on medical negligence in Nigeria, we look at solutions including what role you, the patient, can play in ...
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"When Hospitals Kill,” focuses on the underlying causes – and tragic consequences – of medical negligence in Nigeria ...
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Nigerians Hope Newly Elected President will Usher in Economic Progress. What are your expectations for the Buhari administration? http://bit.ly/1SnetRE
Citizens are having trouble getting newly introduced permanent voter cards in time to vote in the general election set for March and April 2015. With polling delayed by armed conflict in northeastern Nigeria, the country's independent electoral commission is working overtime to distribute the ...
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This week, we will focus on the Oyo State elections due to hold on Saturday. Well like most states in Nigeria. Why Oyo state? Of course, all the team members of Liveinibadan.com have one connection or
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So, I am sure that most of you have heard about the #ChillinwithAjimobi; we told you about it on Thursday. Here are five reasons you should consider attending the event: First, it is an interactive se
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Ibadan is usually seen by many as a civil service city, as if there are no private businesses thriving here. It may be largely civil service but private businesses thrive and survive here. This explai
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Medical negligence is hardly reported. It is hardly prosecuted. Read more about the steps, the hurdles to justice.
Medical negligence in Nigeria results to many deaths in Nigerian hospitals, yet few cases of medical negligence are ever reported, and even fewer ...
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In 2013, as part of the Hala Nigeria​ Journalism Project. I started working on a series on medical negligence. I'd heard stories of how people die. Newspaper headlines. Real stories. So, I started digging. Asking around. 

2012, Lanre Amoo-Onidundu was returning to his office with some money from the bank. He was shot in the leg by armed robbers; dispossessed of the money. Onlookers rushed him to the General Hospital, Gbagada. For hours, he was left unattended to. He alleges that due to poor treatment by the hospital, his condition deteriorated. His leg was amputated. He lives in Germany now, and walks around with a prosthetic limb.  

2011, Juwura Amoo-Onidundu went to UCH to be delivered of her second child. She had a caesarean section. Her baby lived; she died. Primary cause of death: haemoperitorium; secondary cause: hypovolemic shock. Cause of death according to family: medical negligence. For these cases, there are many other unmentioned unknown cases.

Doctors, lawyers and patients say there are many issues that bedevil the medical system in Nigeria, many issues that make it easy for medical negligence to thrive. They say medical negligence is multi-factorial; everyone has a share of the blame: patients, medical doctors and the government.

On Monday June 8, 2015, it was four years that Juwura Adedeji Amoo Onidundu​ died. This piece, and the other two that will follow on Radiant Health Magazine​ explore medical negligence,  the road to justice and solutions. 

Thank you Amoo-Onidundu Olanrewaju Stephen​ for telling me your story as well.  

Thank you to everyone who contributed. Read. Comment. Share. May medical negligence not become normal to us...
"When Hospitals Kill,” focuses on the underlying causes – and tragic consequences – of medical negligence in Nigeria ...
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Cancer Survivor. Fighter. Activist. Politician. Meet Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu
Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu is the founder and president of the Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria (BRECAN). She herself was diagnosed with breast cancer ...
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Many times, it seems as if Lagos is the Nigerian seat of entertainment. It is interesting to note that other cities, like Jos, and Ibadan also contribute to the music industry. Here is a list of five
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