If You Want a Healthy Baby, Men, Feed Your Wife Well

BY: Tijani Salami – About three years ago I met a young couple, Mr. and Mrs. Auta, with their first baby. The little girl was one month old but weighed less than two kilograms. As a doctor, I wanted to understand why the baby was so underweight, and asked the couple a lot of questions. …

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Medical brain drain: Time to stop the bleeding

BY: Tijani Salami and Adaeze Oreh Two weeks back, the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) ‘conditionally’ called off a 10-day strike which crippled the already challenged health sector. Some of the reasons for the indefinite strike included non-payment of various doctors’ salaries and arrears, non-recruitment of house officers, residency training and hazard allowances. The …

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Tijani Salami

Tijani Salami Aspen New Voices Fellow 2021

Tijani Salami is a physician who has spent more than a decade working on the advancement of sexual and reproductive health and rights in Nigeria through outreach, health promotion and empowerment of women and adolescents. Tijani is a recipient of the prestigious Walden University Master Citizenship award for the College of Health Professions and the …

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