The Medical Mycology Society of Nigeria is an interdisciplinary professional society focused on generating much needed public health data on serious fungal infections in Nigeria and driving advocacy for better care of populations at risk.
The society also holds an annual invasive fungal infection forum (IFIF) to promote awareness amongst health care practitioners and train laboratory personnel to diagnose fungal infections.
MMSN is passionate about raising awareness and ensuring that physicians countrywide have a low threshold for thinking fungal disease, especially in immunocompromised patients. Cryptococcal meningitis is one of such diseases. It is estimated to that close to 30000 cases occur in Nigeria every year.
The Society therefore took the training to the Federal capital in Abuja. Facilitating were Dr Rita Oladele, MMSN president, Dr Uwaezuoke, member MMSN and Dr. Badamasi. In attendance were the DG of National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA). The training was a huge success.