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Nigerian Professor of Infectious Diseases Dedicated To Eradication of Tuberculosis in Nigeria dies of COVID-19

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Nigerian Professor of Infectious Diseases Dedicated To Eradication of Tuberculosis in Nigeria dies of COVID-19

 

A Professor of Infectious Diseases who had dedicated his life to the campaign to eradication of tuberculosis in Nigeria, Lovett Lawson, has died of Covid-19.

 

Lawson, who was Chairman, Board of Directors, Zankli Medical Centre, Abuja, died in quarantine at the National Hospital, Abuja, on Monday.

The deceased, it was learnt, had some underlying conditions which made it impossible for him to recover.

 

Lawson, who graduated from the University of Lagos in 1975, later bagged a PhD from the University of Liverpool.

 

His area of expertise was clinical tropical medicine.

 

The Spokesman for the National Hospital, Dr. Tayo Haastrup, confirmed Lawson’s passing on Monday evening.

 

Haastrup, however, did not confirm if it was Covid that claimed Lawson’s life.

 

“I can confirm that Prof. Lawson died at the National Hospital today. His loss is a painful one indeed.”

 

Profile of Lovett Lawson,

 

Prof Lovett Lawson (MBBS, DTM&H, MTropMed, PhD (Liverpool), FRCP (Edin), KJW)

 

Professor of Clinical Tropical Medicine

He graduated from the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria in 1975 where he attained his MBBS.

 

In 1984, he got a DTM&H degree in Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. In 2002 & 2006, he achieved two degrees in Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine; MTropMed and PhD respectively. In 2012, he attained a Fellowship of Royal College of Physician in Edinburgh.

 

He is the founder of Zankli Medical Services Limited and the Chairman of the Board of Directors. He has a long standing experience in clinical practice in Nigeria.

 

He has in recent times dedicated his time to the eradication of tuberculosis in Nigeria having conducted research and 68 publications on mainly Tuberculosis and other Infectious Diseases.

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