Last year, during fungal disease awareness week , organised by the Centre for Disease Control in Atlanta, U.S.A, we opined that Nigeria deserves a day or week to raise awareness about fungal diseases. As professionals passionate about the populace to whom we provide care, we know for a fact that a sizable number of patients suffer and even die from fungal infections. The greatest driver of this morbidity and mortality is lack of awareness about fungal diseases among healthcare professionals.
As a society, therefore, MMSN has taken up the responsibility of raising much needed awareness by participating in the CDC’s fungal disease awareness week. There will be walks, talks and an art competition.
Wherever you are, do something, no matter how small to spread the word and get more people to #thinkfungus.