Nigeria Has Database of Licensed Doctors

Nigeria is getting a new online database of licensed doctors. “To check a doctor’s legitimacy, users go to the news website Sahara Reporters, which is hosting Dodgy Doctors, and type in their doctor’s name to see if it appears in the database of the Medical and Dental Council, Nigeria’s regulatory body for licensed practitioners.” It looks like medical fraud is a big problem in Nigeria, but as the article notes the information in the database is pretty outdated…

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