Dr Michael A. Olamoyegun

Dr Michael A. Olamoyegun

Dr Michael A. Olamoyegun

Consultant Endocrinologist at LAUTECH Teaching Hospital. Head of the Department of Medicine, Ladoke Akintola University/LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Oto State, Nigeria. Diabetes Africa Telehealth Chamber Lead
African doctor practicing telemedicine with a patient with diabetes. Diabetes Africa

Nigeria has less than 200 endocrinologists. Here is a way to bridge this gap.

In the wake of the disruption across sectors caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an opportunity to use technology to improve on existing processes and better manage chronic diseases in Nigeria, especially for chronic diseases such as diabetes mellitus. Dr. Michael A. Olamoyegun from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital writes that telemedicine can play a vital role to help keep track of records and interact with patients without putting them at risk of catching the COVID-19 virus.

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