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Advisor laments shortage of dermatologists in Nigeria

In response to Dr. Folakemi Cole-Adeife, a dermatologist, there’s at present one certified dermatologist in Nigeria treating about a million individuals.

NAN reported on Wednesday that Cole-Adeife of the Lagos State College Instructing Hospital in Ikeja gave these statistics in an interview with journalists on the event of World Pores and skin Day, which is widely known on July 8 yearly.

World Pores and skin Day, a joint undertaking of the Worldwide League of Dermatological Societies and the Worldwide Society of Dermatology, goals to lift consciousness of pores and skin situations and the challenges associated to entry to pores and skin well being care worldwide.

She mentioned the event is hampering the accessibility and supply of dermatological care within the nation.

In response to her, skincare is important as a result of the pores and skin is the gateway to the physique. By understanding the pores and skin, you’ll be able to achieve perception into what is occurring contained in the physique.

“Each particular person deserves entry to dermatological care, however it’s unlucky that the majority African nations, together with Nigeria, have fewer dermatologists treating tens of millions of individuals.

“In Nigeria right this moment we’ve one dermatologist per million individuals, and in some nations it’s even worse.

“So we’d like extra dermatologists, we’d like extra individuals coaching to be dermatologists, and we’d like extra medical faculties providing coaching to be dermatologists.

“In case you are a medical pupil serious about dermatology, do not hand over, dermatology is a profitable area.

“Select dermatology as your specialty to extend entry to dermatological care within the nation and make a worldwide impression with dermatological care,” she mentioned.

Cole-Adeife urged Nigerians to like their pores and skin and pores and skin coloration.

“Your pores and skin represents you and do not forget that everybody has the appropriate to wholesome pores and skin,” she mentioned.

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