Nigeria, like the rest of Africa, is short of Ear, Nose and Throat specialist doctors; this was revealed by El Disouky, the African Development and Regional Manager of MED-EL, an NGO.
According to him, Africa has one Ear, Nose and Throat expert to one million people. The NGO is in Lagos, South west Nigeria for bone-bridge operations meant to treat hearing defects.
The team will train some Nigerian doctors in the above specialization according to El Disouky.
However residency programs exist in some Nigerian Teaching Hospitals for training in Ear, Nose and Throat surgery.