Jacintha Elo-Ilo

“Anything worth doing, is worth doing well”

Dr Jacinta Chinyere Elo-Ilo (Reader)

MBBS, FWACP(Paed), MSc(Nut.&Dietetics)

Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Dr Jacinta Chinyere ELO-ILO (Nee ULOGU) is an associate Professor of Paediatrics at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka and Consultant Paediatrician at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, Nigeria.

She was one of the pioneer medical students (2nd set) of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka then Anambra State University of Science and Technology (ASUTECH). She graduated in February 1996 as the overall best graduating Medical student with distinctions in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

She is a fellow of the West African college of Physicians and a member of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria. Has a Masters degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the Imo state University Owerri and a Postgraduate Certificate in Paediatric Nutrition from Boston University School of Medicine.

She has many peer reviewed articles in both international and local journals and has presented many conference papers. Her research interest is in Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. She has a special interest in the management of Sever Acute Malnutrition (SAM) using locally available foods to tackle both the macronutrient and micro nutrient deficiencies.

Notable Publications:

  • Elo-Ilo JC, Iroezindu MO, Egbuonu I, Ezechukwu CC, Chukwuka JO. Prevalence of Asymptomatic Bacteriuria among pre–school children in Nnewi, South-East Nigeria. Nigeria Journal of Paediatrics 2013; July-September 40(2): 278-283
  • Victoria Chikaodili Ofora, Jacinta Chinyere Elo-Ilo, Chioma Pauline Mbachu, Ogochukwu Chioma Ofiaeli, Joy Chinelo Ebenebe, Clement Chukwuduruo Ezechukwu. Prevalenc and patterns of acute watery diarrhoeal admissions presenting to a tertiary hospital in South East Nigeria. International Journal of Medical and Biomedical Studies 2021; March 5(3) 126-132

Ongoing Research:

  • Nutritional Status of Children with cerebral Palsy in NAUTH, Nnewi, Anambra state Nigeria.

Research Achievements:

  • Young researcher Award 2019, from NAUTH, Research Society.

Contact Details:

[email protected]

Department of Paediatrics, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka/ Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital Nnewi Nigeria

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