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…
Reports from the World Health Organization (WHO) paint an unflattering picture of the state of healthcare in developing countries. According to one report, over 400 million people have no access to healthcare facilities or any form of basic medicine for that matter.
Ikedinachukwu Nwankwor, assistant professor at the Max Rady College of Medicine at the University of Manitoba, believes that the numbers might even be higher than what was stated in the WHO report. In developing nations people who suffer from depression, heart conditions, or diabetes don’t get the medical treatment they need. …
Since healthcare in many developing nations faces challenges, technology is taking the lead in improving the way people access health information and get treatment. Exciting innovations in smartphone technology are proving to be vital in changing the medical landscape.
Ikedinachukwu Nwankwor, the registered psychiatrist with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, is a passionate advocate of the use of technology in the medical field. “It is estimated,” he says, “that about 87 percent of doctors use smartphones and tablets at work. It’s a way to increase the accuracy of diagnosis and transparency of drug prescriptions.” …
My name is Dr. Ikedinachukwu Nwankwor, MD and I am originally from Nigeria. I grew up there and acquired my primary medical degree from the University of Nigeria.
In 2006, I moved to Ireland and did my post-graduate medical training in Psychiatry. I worked briefly as a consultant psychiatrist in Ireland after my training. However, I decided to move to Canada, and I sat for Royal College certification exams to make this relocation possible. I am currently a fellow of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
At this time, I am working as a staff psychiatrist with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. I am also an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry in the department of psychiatry, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada where I`m involved with mentoring both psychiatric resident and medical students.
For more information about me and my work, please visit: ikedinachukwunwankwor.com
Located in Winnipeg, MB. Staff psychiatrist with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority & Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Manitoba.