By Sakariyau Moshood
Government and non governmental agencies has been urged to assist in procuring modern equipment
to boost Ortorhinolaryngology practice in Nigeria.
Professor Clement Chukwuemeka Nwawolo gave this advice while delivering his Inaugural Lecture titled: A Tripartite of Routes into the Human Body: Their Crucial Role in Health at J.F Ade Ajayi Auditorium of the University of Lagos.
The Professor of Surgery said there is need to intensify on the training of Ortorhinolaryngologists in
Nigeria as the current number is grossly inadequate for the population.
He stated that the training of Primary Health Workers will boost preventive measures to reduce the
burden of Hearing Loss in Nigeria.
Professor Nwawolo suggested the introduction of Primary Ear Care as a component of the National
Primary Care Programme in the country.
The former Head of Surgery Department, University of Lagos further said that there is need for advocacy on the production of cheap and affordable hearing aids as the number of Nigerians that will need hearing aid is increasing.
Professor Nwawolo thereby recommended mass participation of all Ortorhinolaryngologists in health
education and promotive activities during the annual World Hearing Day.
He ascertained that this will increase awareness on harmful practices that are detrimental to the normal
function of the tripartite routes into the human body.