Ensuring effective and sustainable radionuclide delivery and its impact on the development of nuclear medicine in the developing world with special reference to Nigeria

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dc.contributor.author Orunmuyi, T. Akintunde
dc.contributor.author Sathekge, Mike Machaba
dc.contributor.author Buscombe, R. John
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-28T06:59:45Z
dc.date.available 2020-07-28T06:59:45Z
dc.date.issued 2019-01
dc.description.abstract Recent activities of Boko Haram, a local extremist group in Nigeria, raise concerns about a nuclear terrorist attack. Whereas nuclear medicine (NM) relies on the timely delivery of radioactive sources, a robust security structure that assures public safety is the backbone for its beneficial use. NM radionuclides have short half‑lives and carry an insignificant risk for acts of terrorism. Yet, their importation and delivery in Nigeria receive undue scrutiny in a bid to implement a strict nuclear security regime. These actions prevent timely delivery of radionuclides with direct consequences on quality and economic viability of nuclear medicine. There have been no accounts of terrorist acts accomplished with NM radionuclides. Thus, it is important the NM community question the current approach that has contributed to the loss of NM services in Nigeria and proposes a more logical strategy for securing their supply. We also highlight the need for developing local pragmatic solutions when implementing global recommendations in developing countries. en_ZA
dc.description.department Nuclear Medicine en_ZA
dc.description.librarian pm2020 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.wjnm.org en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Orunmuyi, T.A., Sathekge, M.M. & Buscombe, R.J. 2019, 'Ensuring effective and sustainable radionuclide delivery and its impact on the development of nuclear medicine in the developing world with special reference to Nigeria', World Journal of Nuclear Medicine, vol. 18, no. 2-7. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1450-1147 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1607-3312 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4103/wjnm.WJNM_71_18
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/75459
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Medknow Publications en_ZA
dc.rights © 2019 World Journal of Nuclear Medicine. This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution‑NonCommercial‑ShareAlike 4.0 License. en_ZA
dc.subject Development en_ZA
dc.subject Nuclear medicine en_ZA
dc.subject Nuclear safety en_ZA
dc.subject Nigeria en_ZA
dc.subject Radionuclides en_ZA
dc.title Ensuring effective and sustainable radionuclide delivery and its impact on the development of nuclear medicine in the developing world with special reference to Nigeria en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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