The Medical Mycology Society of Nigeria has begun a series of training activities in tertiary centers across the country. The focus is on Cryptococcal screening and treatment in the setting of HIV infection. Sessions have been delivered at Lagos, Jos and Ekiti.
At an estimated 27,100 cases annually, Nigeria is considered to have the largest burden of cryptococcal meningitis globally.
These training sessions, sponsored by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia are aimed at building capacity for improved management of cryptococcal meningitis.
Healthcare providers in seven more institutions will receive training before the end of the year.