Medical devices often face different challenges for use in the developing world than in the technologically-advanced first world countries, where they are tested and developed. In the use of medical devices, Nigeria, like other developing countries, faces problems like disruptions in electricity supply, lack of training on appropriate use, cost of and availability of replacement parts among other things. Nigeria is the most populous nation in Africa and a significant contributor to adverse global health indices. Opportunities to meet the country’s medical devices needs present great potential for improving health indices as well as significant commercial value. This talk will explore current areas of need for medical devices in Nigeria, particularly as it affects infant and child health.
"Unmet Medical Devices Needs in Nigeria - Perspectives from a Pediatrician"
A presentation by Olubunmi Ode