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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

Onubogu Chinyere

Doing everything I set out to do to the best of my ability while putting God first, and making the most out of every opportunity

Dr Chinyere Ukamaka Onubogu (Senior Lecturer)


Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Neonatology

Notable researches include:

  • Onubogu CU, Onyeka IN, Esangbedo DO, Ndiokwelu C, Okolo SN, Ngwu EK, Nwaru BI. Changes in breastfeeding and nutritional status of Nigerian children between 1990 and 2008, and variations by region, area of residence and maternal education and occupation. Paediatrics and International Child Health 2016;36 (4), 248-259. DOI:
  • Onubogu CU, Egbuonu I, Ugochukwu EF, Nwabueze SA, Onyeonoro UU. The Influence of Maternal Anthropometric Characteristics on the Birth Size of Term Singleton South-East Nigerian Newborn Infants.Niger J Clin Pract 2017; 20 (7), 852-859. DOI: 10.4103/njcp.njcp_308_16
  • Onubogu CU, Ugochukwu EF. A 17 year experience of attrition from care among HIV infected children in Nnewi South-East Nigeria. BMC Infectious Diseases 2021; 21:409

Ongoing researches:

  • Relationship between Cord Blood Levels of Adipokines or Metabolic Parameters and Birth Outcomes of HIV-exposed and HIV-unexposed singleton newborns at NAUTH Nnewi

Research Achievements:

“Prevalence of mother-to-child-transmission of dual and triplex infections of HIV, Hepatitis B and C viruses in Nigeria” (January, 2020). Sponsored grant by TETFUND. Collaborator
2 “Research partnership to disseminate Social Innovation in Health in Africa – SIHI Uganda, Ghana, Nigeria partnership in 2022 and 2023” (April, 2020). Ongoing, Sponsored grant by WHO/TDR. Collaborator
3 “WHO Maternal and Perinatal Database for Quality Equity and Dignity (MPD-4-QED) Programme” (July, 2019). Sponsored grant by WHO. Collaborator

For more information, please see:

Contact details:


[email protected]

Onah Stanley

We live for others

Dr Stanley Onah K (Senior Lecturer)

Paediatric emergency

Notable Publications include

  • Feeding practice of under 6months babies in NAUTH

Ongoing research include

  • Sociodemographics of DAMA in NAUTH

Contact details:

[email protected]

Paediatrics Department, NAUTH, Nnewi

Wilson Igwe

Known unto God are all His works from the beginning of the world (Acts 15:18)

Prof Wilson Igwe


Paediatrics/Paediatric neurology

Notable works include:

  • Paediatric Epilepsy care in Nigeria: a management approach for the primary care physician. Igwe WC, Aronu AE. Nig J Gen Pract 2021:19:1-5
  • Mental health of adolescents who abuse psychoactive substances in Enugu, Nigeria-a cross-sectional study. Italian J of Pediatrics 2010, 36:53
  • Sociodemographic factors influencing healthcare seeking behavior for Paediatric epilepsy in Southeast Nigeria. J Neurosci Rural Pract 2022. DOI

Ongoing research:

  • Neurobehavioral problems in children with epilepsy

For more information, please see: https://cirs.

Contact details:

[email protected]

Department of Paediatrics, Nnamdi Azikiwe Awka

Odita Amala

Know the way..
Walk the way…
Show the way…

Dr Odita Amalachukwu Okwukweka


Paediatric Neurology, Neurodevelopmental Paediatrics, Social Paediatrics

Notable works include:

  • Odita, A. O., Obichukwu, N. G., Egbuonu, I., Ugochukwu, E., Chukwuka, J. O., & Okeke, K. N. (2023). Prevalence and Socio-Demographics of Hepatitis B Surface Antiginaemia among Secondary school Children in an urban community Southeast Nigeria: A Cross sectional study : Prevalence and Socio-Demographics of Hepatitis B Surface Antiginaemia. The Nigerian Health Journal, 22(4), 339–347. Retrieved from
  • Igwe WC, Umeadi EN, Echendu ST, Odita A. Sociodemographic Factors Influencing Health Care–Seeking Behavior for Pediatric Epilepsy in Southeast Nigeria. J Neurosci Rural Pract. 2022 Jul; 13(3): 448–452.
  • Igwe WC, Umeadi EN, Odita AO, Echendu ST, Onah CE and Anyabolu EN. Primary care physicians’knowledge and approach to pediatric epilepsy care in Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi. International Journal of Biomedical Research 2021; 12(10): e5674. DOI: 10.7439/ijbr.v12i10.5674 Available from:

Ongoing research include

  • Determinants of health-care seeking behaviour and quality of life of children with epilepsy in Nigeria
  • Knowledge and Management of Neurodevelopmental disorders among Nigerian Medical doctors
  • Histopathological profile of nervous system tumours in Anambra State Nigeria

For more information, please see:

Contact details:

[email protected]

Department of Paediatrics,
Faculty of Medicine
Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

Ogo ofiaeli

“Whatever is worth doing should be done as excellently as possible”

Dr Ogochukwu C. Ofiaeli (Senior Lecturer)


Adolescent Health / Paediatric Rheumatology

Dr OC Ofiaeli is a dedicated Paediatrician; a Fellow of both the West African College of Physicians and National Post Graduate Medical College of Nigeria (NPMCN). She has interests in Adolescent Health, Paediatric Nutrition, Paediatric Rheumatology and General Paediatrics.

She currently runs the Adolescent Health and Paediatric Rheumatology Clinics at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, Anambra state, Nigeria. She is also a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Paediatrics, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi campus, Anambra state, Nigeria.

Dr OC Ofiaeli has done some research on child health and published in notable journals both in Nigeria and internationally. She has completed several Post-Graduate courses among which are Paediatric Nutrition by the Boston University Medical School brought by Nestle and MedInscribe, Global Adolescent Health by University of Melbourne, Paediatric Rheumatology by European League Against Rheumatism, among others.

She is a Level II graduant of the Pan African Thoracic Society Methods in Epidemiological, Clinical and Operations Research training (PATS MECOR). She has also been trained in Health Management by the University of Washington and attained her PhD from Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University.

She is a member of several societies among which are the Paediatric Association of Nigeria (PAN), Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria (MWAN), Medical and Dental Consultant’s Association of Nigeria, Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH), among others.

She has facilitated several health programs and trainings among medical undergraduates and post-graduates, adolescents as well as para-medicals.

She is a homemaker and a passionate Paediatrician. She is also an enthusiastic academic.

Notable publications:

  • Knowledge and indulgence in substance abuse among adolescents in Anambra state, South-East Nigeria. Afri Health Sci. 2022; 22(1): 227-33
  • Exercise Induced Bronchospasm and associated factors in primary school children: a cross-sectional study. BMC Pediatrics. 2023; 23: 153
  • Sexual Abuse Among Adolescents. Annals of Health Research. 2021; 7(1): 50-58.

Ongoing Research:

  • Mesenchymal tumours in Adolescents

Research Achievments:

  • TETFUND grant for Academic Staff Training and Development, 2021
  • Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH) Small Grant Award, 2020
  • Pan African Thoracic Society Methods in Epidemiological, Clinical and Operations Research (PATS MECOR) Small Grant Award, 2019.

For more information, please see:

Contact details:

[email protected]

Department of Paediatrics, NAU, Nnewi campus, Anambra state, Nigeria

Chisom Nri-Ezedi

Mastery comes with consistent practice

Dr Chisom Nri-Ezedi A

MBBS, FWACPaed, Paed Nutrition (Cert), Data Analyst (Cert)

Endocrinology, Haematology and Oncology

Dr. Chisom Nri-Ezedi is a highly accomplished pediatrician specialized in the fields of endocrinology, hematology, and oncology.

Dr. Nri-Ezedi’s exceptional medical career spans several prestigious institutions, where she has made significant contributions in her subspecialties. Her dedication to patient care and advancing medical knowledge is evident in her commitment to providing the best possible treatment and care for children.

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Nri-Ezedi is actively engaged in data science and programming languages. She has won several global competitions on data analytics. Her interest in these fields underscores her drive to leverage innovative approaches and technologies to enhance patient outcomes and advance medical research. By integrating data science and programming languages into her practice, she aims to uncover valuable insights and develop new solutions for complex medical challenges.

Dr. Nri-Ezedi’s passion for continuous learning and exploration is reflected in her involvement in research and collaborations with academic and industrial partners. Through these partnerships, she strives to develop improved vaccines, antibody-based therapeutics, and innovative medical interventions.

Her notable works include

  • Global, regional, and national prevalence and mortality burden of sickle cell disease, 2000–2021: a systematic analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2021 (Lancet Haematology)
  • Serum total adiponectin in healthy pre-pubertal nigerian school children (Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
  • Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on patients with paediatric cancer in low-income, middle-income and high-income countries: a multicentre, international, observational cohort study (BMJ Open)

Dr. Nri-Ezedi has made notable contributions to the field of pediatric endocrinology, extending beyond clinical practice. She co-authored a book chapter on MedEClasses Pediatric Endocrinology Protocols, which serves as a valuable resource for fellow practitioners and researchers in the field. Additionally, Dr. Nri-Ezedi has published a series of insightful articles on social issues pertaining to child care on prominent international platforms.

For more information, please see:


Contact information: [email protected]

chioma mbachu

Dr Chioma Ngozichukwu Pauline Mbachu (Lecturer 1)

MBBS, FWACP, PGp(Paediatric Nutrition), ASRH(cert), LMIH(cert),Global Mental Health (cert)

Developmental Paediatrics/ Adolescent Health

Dr Chioma N.P. Mbachu is a consultant Paediatrician and lecturer in the department of Paediatrics, College of Health Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi campus, Anambra State, Nigeria.

She is passionate about Developmental Paediatrics and adolescent health, and has conducted several studies on these that have been published in reputable peer-reviewed journals. Currently, she serves as an Editorial Board member of the British Journal of Guidance and Counselling.

Notable works include her research on

  • Hepatitis E infection among adolescents
  • Psychoactive substance use among adolescents (presented at the 2nd Global Addiction Conference in London, United Kingdom)
  • The impact of COVID 19 on adolescents
  • Conference presentation on the knowledge of neurodevelopmental disorders and willingness to use gene therapy among doctors in Nigeria,at the 54th Paediatric Association of Nigeria conference (PANCONF) in January 2023.

Ongoing researches include

  • Molecular Characterization of Staphylococcus saprophyticus urinary tract infection among adolescents in Anambra state, Nigeria
  • Knowledge of neurodevelopmental disabilities and willingness to use gene therapy among doctors in Nigeria

She was a member of the Panel of experts in the 53rd PANCONF and discussed the effects of Social Media on Child Abuse. She also authored a book chapter on Internet Addiction in Practical Guide to Common Adolescent and Social Issues.

She aims to focus on translational research to impact children and adolescents with developmental disabilities and mental health disorders.

Contact details:

Department of Paediatrics, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi campus, Anambra State, Nigeria

[email protected]



This is to inform the College Community that the University Senate at its meeting held on Weds, 26th October, 2022 has directed that the venue for the Matriculation Ceremony for all the Faculties in the College to be at Awka.

To this end, the venue for the Matriculation Ceremony on Friday, 28th October, 2022 for all the Faculties in the College (Medicine, FHST & FBMS) will now hold in front of the Digital Library, Awka).

The time is 10am prompt.

This directive supersedes the earlier memo on this subject.

Please, sorry for any inconveniences.

Bright Anyanwu,
College Secretary.