By; IBRAHIM ADAMU, Kaduna
A call has been made by Dr. Kenneth Egwuda, a gynaecologist and IVF Specialist Minimal Access Surgeon, for more collaborative efforts among players in the health sector to enhance the healthiness of Nigerians as well as boost medical services delivery generally.
Dr. Egwuda who is also Head of Assisted Reproductive Technology at Alps hospitals and diagnostics, Jos, Plateau State, said that collaboration of all stakeholders in the healthcare system in Nigeria is very key in achieving good results in tackling the infertility problem as well among the people.
Speaking while delivering a lecture titled, “Evolution 02: The future of medical science and the role of the players” at the University of Jos, he said that he is advancing health matters in the country so that it could commensurate with that of other foreign national because Nigeria has all it takes to achieve the feat in the issues under discourse.
“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.