Welcome to the official website of the Nigerian Thoracic Society (NTS)



The Nigerian Thoracic Society (NTS) is a non-profit professional and scientific society for respiratory medicine. The NTS is committed to the prevention and treatment of respiratory diseases through research, education, patient care and advocacy which summarizes the core aims and objectives.

Respiratory diseases are found at the hub of medical practice. Respiratory medicine links to many other disciplines with great advances occurring in our understanding about how the lungs are affected by allergens, pathogens, organisms, occupation, pollution and diet. Those disciplines closely linked to respiratory medicine include radiology, microbiology, immunology, oncology and radiotherapy, thoracic surgery, intensive care medicine, occupational medicine and genito-urinary medicine.

Our long-range goal is to decrease morbidity and mortality from respiratory disorders and life-threatening acute illness in people of all ages. In keeping with this, the Nigerian Thoracic Society interacts with national, regional and international bodies of similar goals.