As one of Africa’s richest countries in natural resources, Nigeria, nevertheless, has more than its fair share of medical struggles and mental health woes. These mental health problems verging on a full-blown crisis have deeply rooted causes that range from a lack of funding to the emigration of trained physicians mainly to Western Europe and North America.

Dr. Ikedinachukwu Nwankwor is a psychiatrist based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Originally from Nigeria, he is concerned with the lack of a comprehensive healthcare system that focuses on mental health issues in developing countries. In Nigeria it is estimated that about 20 percent of…

Ikedinachukwu Nwankwor

Located in Winnipeg, MB. Staff psychiatrist with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority & Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Manitoba.

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