Challenges of Practicing Histopathology in a Developing Country: The Nigerian Perspective

  • OJ Uchendu


The increasing disparity in standard of Histopathology practice between the developing and developed countries is worrisome. This has contributed to the increased patronage of foreign hospitals by Nigerians (Medical Tourism). Numerous challenges hinder the practice of Histopathology in Nigeria. These range from challenges of human resources, financial, lack o facilities, lag in technological advancement, lack of quality assurance programs, increasing cases of litigation among others. There is need for all stakeholders to join hands in tackling these challenges if any significant progress will be made in bridging this gap. This article is aimed at highlighting these challenges as well as suggesting some way forward to surmounting them.

Keywords: Challenges, Practice, Histopathology, Developing countries.


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