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.
Fungal Disease Awareness Week is a week long program organized by the CDC and partners to highlight the importance of recognising serious fungal diseases early in the course of a patient’s illness towards providing life – saving treatment.
It will hold from 23rd to 27th September, 2019.
The focus is to share information to increase awareness to the general public about fungal diseases.
In line with this, the Medical Mycology Society of Nigeria has put together few activities to raise awareness in our community.
The program lineup kicks off with an awareness walk around the Lagos University Teaching Hospital and environs on the 23rd of September. This will be followed by a press conference at the Surgical skills centre, LUTH on the 25th of September.
The program also features talks on fungal infections affecting people with advanced HIV disease and mucormycosis. The lineup will be concluded on the 26th of September with a radio talkshow.
An art competition is also in the offing and there will be attractive prizes to be won.
It is hoped that these activities will help healthcare givers #thinkfungus and think it more often.