Dodgy Doctors

Is your doctor a quack? The Dodgy Doctors service is the first of a set of tools in the new #SaharaHealth initiative that help citizens quickly and easily check whether their doctors are properly registered, and whether they are in "good standing" with medical authorities.

“The toolkit is simple: it allows you to verify that your doctor is a licensed medical practitioner, and not some aspiring Nollywood actor,” explains Code for Nigeria strategist, Temi Adeoye. “All you need to do is type your doctor’s name in, and the service cross-checks it with the MDCN’s master registry.”

It also allows users to immediately report "doctors" whose names are not on the database as licensed practitioners, for follow-up by the MDCN’s Inspectorate and by Sahara Reporters’ own investigative journalists.

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