A Consultant Gynaecologist and IVF Specialist, Dr. Kenneth Egwuda, has called for broader partnership to enhance the health of Nigerians.
Dr. Egwuda who is also Head of Assisted Reproductive Technology at Alps hospitals and diagnostics, Jos, Plateau State, said, Saturday, collaboration of all stakeholders in the health sector is needed to tackle infertility and related ailments.
Speaking in a lecture titled “Evolution 02: The future of medical science and the role of the players” at the University of Jos, Egwuda said he was personally working to aid in advancing public health in the country to curb medical tourism by Nigerians.
“This lecture is aimed at intimating students in biology and natural sciences on the importance of healthy living, reproduction, infertility and its solution and other health related issues. From what we have passed across today, it is clear that more of collaborative efforts among health stakeholders is needed to achieve the desired goals.
“So, I am advocating for collaborative effort in medicine among players as one man cannot do it alone. If we join our hands together and work as a team, we can achieve the unthinkable,” he said.
He called on government to channel more resources that would enable sound technological equipment in Nigeria’s health sector.
In his remarks, Dean College of Sciences University of Jos, Professor Emeka Ike, said the programme is timely as medicine is rapidly evolving globally and Nigeria needs to meet up with contemporary trend.
He said the revelation of health issues cum fertility/infertility matters by Dr Egwuda will go a long way in sharpening not only the students knowledge in their academic pursuits, but to help the society at large, particularly those with pertinent health needs.