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CAESAREAN SECTION: A CURSE OR BLESSING?

CAESAREAN SECTION: A CURSE OR BLESSING? Foreword In the business of childbearing, it is true that everyone prefers a normal delivery – one in which a healthy mother gives birth, in a reasonable time, to a healthy, good-size baby, that passes through the vagina, the normal birth canal, without undue injury to mother or baby, following […]

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THE MOTHERHOOD IN MEDICINE

Giving a talk around a meal time is not infrequently associated with some minor hitches. If the talk is before the meal, people are hungry; they want to eat and so they do not listen. If it is after the meal, then some have had their fill; they want to doze and even snore and […]

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ETHICS IN MEDICINE

ETHICS IN MEDICINE, A LECTURE DELIVERED AT THE PUMSA/PUMGRAD RE-UNION WEEK BY NIMI D BRIGGS on NOVEMBER, 2011 INTRODUCTION From1986, when it turned out its first batch of graduates, the College of Health Sciences of the University of Port Harcourt has so far produced 1,858 medical doctors, while over 500 students are currently receiving training […]

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UNIVERSITY GOVERNANCE

UNIVERSITY GOVERNANCE, A Paper Presented by Nimi Briggs, Emeritus Professor, University of Port Harcourt at A 2 – DAY RETREAT FOR NEWLY INAUGURATED GOVERNING COUNCILS OF FEDERAL UNIVERSITIES IN NIGERIA organised by the National Universities Commission on 9 July, 2013 Opening Remarks. Let me welcome and congratulate all members of the Governing Councils of Federal Universities […]

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POOR HEALTH AS AN INDEX OF HUMAN INSECURITY IN AFRICA

Poor Health As An Index of Human Insecurity in Africa, A Lead Presentation on Health, By Nimi Briggs, MD. FAS. OON At The First Biennial Conference on Human Security in Africa Held at Olusegun Obasanjo Library, Abeokuta, Nigeria. March 5-6, 2009 by Nimi D. Briggs, University of Port Harcourt. Nigeria PREAMBLE The Continent of Africa, […]

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WOMEN’S HEALTH: A NATION’S WEALTH

WOMEN’S HEALTH: A NATION’S WEALTH – A Valedictory Lecture By Nimi D. Briggs, JP, KSc, OON. MB, BS (Lag), MD (Lag), FMCOG (Nig), FWACS, FICS, FRCOG, FAS. PROFESSOR OF OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY, University of Port Harcourt on Monday, February 23, 2009 1. PREAMBLE Public lectures are significant events in the life of a university: they […]

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