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Migration and training: a British-Nigerian surgeon’s perspective

Less than 4% of doctors on the UK’s medical register describe their ethnicity as African or part African, yet there are myriad driving forces behind the migration of medical trainees from Africa to the UK and other developed countries. Ekpemi...

55th South African ENT Congress - Incorporating SORSSA

Report by: Nic Goncalves, ENT Registrar, University of Cape Town. The 55th annual South African ENT congress was a great success. The congress was held at the Coastlands Hotel and Convention Center in Umhlanga, Durban. The event was organised by...

WCA 2018 (World Congress of Audiology)

“On behalf of the International Society of Audiology and the local audiology associations in South Africa, we look forward to welcoming the audiology community to Cape Town South Africa for the 34th World Congress of Audiology, a truly historic event.”...

Clinical leadership and management: developing world ENT

I have been asked to share some of the initiatives I have been involved with to address ENT-related challenges in Africa and the developing world. Developing countries constitute the majority of the world’s landmass (Figure 1), are home to >50%...

African Head and Neck Society (AfHNS) Clinical Practice Guidelines for Head and Neck Cancers

Report by: Johan Fagan MBChB, MMed; Mark Zafereo MD; Dr Paul Onakoya MBBS International management guidelines for head and neck cancers have limited value in limited resource settings due to lack of access to reliable cytology, ultrasound, CT, MRI, positron-emission...

Virtual educational outreach in the COVID-19 era

Existing surgical outreach programmes to developing countries have been severely curtailed by the COVID-19 pandemic. This has impacted on opportunities for otolaryngologists from the USA and from other developed countries to contribute to education and training of otolaryngologists in developing...

In conversation with AAA President, Jackie Clark

Jackie Clark, PhD, is a clinical audiologist, professor of audiology, and researcher. She is also the new President of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA). While on an annual working trip to South Africa, Jackie answered a few questions about...

Prof ED Kitcher

Much has been said of the paucity of ENT Services in Africa [1]. Whilst Ghana has always been at the forefront of healthcare in Sub Saharan Africa, its ENT and allied services were somewhat suboptimal in the 1980s. This article,...

In conversation with De Wet Swanepoel, President of the International Society of Audiology

Gareth Smith caught up with the new President of the International Society of Audiology, De Wet Swanepoel, about the aims of the society, the upcoming World Congress of Audiology and the current state of hearing healthcare in Africa. De Wet...

Sound Seekers: audiology in the developing world

Kavita Prasad, the current CEO of Soundseekers, is an inspirational woman in a leadership role within the audiology world. Here, she gives us an overview of the scope of the charity and the ways in which they improve the lives...

‘The Sun does not forget a village just because it is too small’ – African proverb

Solar powered hearing aids In the middle of the morning of January 24, 2002, I had been in Otse for only three days, a village of 3500 in the south of Botswana, when I heard a knock at the door....

Global Ambassadors - Audiology

ENT & Audiology News would like to introduce our Audiology Global Ambassadors. Each member, a world leader in their field, will be the eyes and ears of the magazine around the globe, providing regular news and updates on the latest developments in their respective regions. If you would like to share news from you region, please do get in touch the member in your area.