The Journal of Laryngology & Otology

Review Articles

Developing World ENT: a global responsibility

J J Fagana1 c1

a1 Division of Otorhinolaryngology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa


There exists a tremendous opportunity for otolaryngologists from developed countries to make a substantial contribution beyond their daily clinical practice, through involvement in teaching and training in the developing world. This article sets out the challenges presented by ENT practice within the developing world, and discusses ways in which these challenges can be addressed.

(Accepted January 29 2012)

(Online publication March 30 2012)


c1 Address for correspondence: Professor J J Fagan, Division of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Cape Town, H53 OMB, Groote Schuur Hospital, Observatory, Cape Town 7925, South Africa Fax: +27 21 4488875 E-mail:


Professor J J Fagan takes responsibility for the integrity of the content of the paper

Competing interests: None declared