A Nigerian Hospital Live-Tweeted Open Heart Surgery On An Eight-Year-Old Girl

Nigerian hospital live-tweets the successful open heart surgery of an eight-year-old girl in Abuja.

Via Nat. Hospital Abuja (@NatHospital_ABJ)

Earlier today, a hospital in Nigeria live-tweeted the successful open heart surgery of an eight-year-old girl in Abuja. According to the BBC's Nasidi Adamu Yahya, the National Hospital, Abuja, is the first in Nigeria to live-tweet an operation. The hospital's spokesman, Dr Tayo Haastrup, tells the BBC the live-tweeting was done to show Nigeria's expertise to the world. (For more on why some others hospitals have chosen to live tweet one of their most complex procedures, read Matt Goodman's article for D Healthcare Daily).

Haastrup also told the BBC that there were no ethical concerns since the patient had not been identified.

The procedure performed was a median sternotomy to repair a hole in the heart of the girl. According to the hospital, the patient was born with the ailment.

Read @NatHospital_ABJ's full play-by-play in the series of thirteen tweets below.


Sarkodie Is Not Feeling Any Pressure

The elite Ghanaian rapper affirms his king status with this seventh studio album, No Pressure.

Sarkodie is one of the most successful African rappers of all time. With over ten years of industry presence under his belt, there's no question about his prowess or skin in the game. Not only is he a pioneer of African hip-hop, he's also the most decorated African rapper, having received over 100 awards from close to 200 nominations over the span of his career.

What else does Sarkodie have to prove? For someone who has reached and stayed at the pinnacle of hip-hop for more than a decade, he's done it all. But despite that, he's still embracing new growth. One can tell just by listening to his latest album, No Pressure, Sarkodie's seventh studio album, and the follow-up to 2019's Black Love which brought us some of the Ghanaian star's best music so far. King Sark may be as big as it gets, but the scope of his music is still evolving.

Sonically, No Pressure is predominantly hip-hop, with the first ten tracks offering different blends of rap topped off with a handful of afrobeats and, finally, being crowned at the end with a gospel hip-hop cut featuring Ghanaian singer MOG. As far as the features go, Sark is known for collaborating mostly with his African peers but this time around he branches out further to feature a number of guests from around the world. Wale, Vic Mensa, and Giggs, the crème de la crème of rap in America and the UK respectively all make appearances, as well as Nigeria's Oxlade, South Africa's Cassper Nyovest, and his fellow Ghanaian artists Darkovibes and Kwesi Arthur.

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