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  • Reaccreditation:National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria

    The department of Paediatrics hosted the reaccreditation team of the NPMCN on the 2nd and 3rd of February. The team which was ably led by the Chairman, Prof A Ikefuna, had on its team, the secretary of NPMCN, Dr A. Ubesie and the Chief Examiner from UBTH Prof O Ibadin. The exercise was successful and […]

  • MWAN: World Cancer Day

    MWAN Anambra state, ably led by a seasoned paediatrician and Senior Lecturer of Paediatrics Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Dr Chinyere Ukamaka Onubuogu, marked the World Cancer Day on 5th February, in style, with a road walk and other public enlightenment programs through radio talk at Authority FM Nnewi, market outreach and social media campaigns. Other academic […]


    Vital Valentine Verses Love is, today, the major thing at stake Some may be frank but most are freaking fake Many seem unable to apply their romanticization brake Feigning ignorant of all that are potentially at stake And all of it might not be for more than a piece of cake Love can hardly thrive […]

  • Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka Rises Against Child Abuse

    In furtherance of the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Charles Esimone’s Pillars of Project 200, specifically, ‘Productive Community Service’, the Department of Paediatrics of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, made significant impact at the recently concluded 53rd Paediatric Association of Nigeria conference, at Uyo, Akwa Ibom state. The Conference which took place from 17th to 21st January, 2022, […]

  • Risk of newly diagnosed diabetes >30 days after COVID-19 infection among children (United States)

    SARS-CoV-2 infection is associated with worsening of diabetes symptoms, and persons with diabetes are at increased risk for severe COVID-19. SARS-CoV-2 infection might also induce newly diagnosed diabetes. Persons aged <18 years with COVID-19 were more likely to receive a new diabetes diagnosis >30 days after infection than were those without COVID-19 and those with […]

  • Gene therapy for sickle cell disease (December 2021)

    The largest study of gene therapy for sickle cell disease has been published, including data from 35 patients with a median follow-up of over 17 months.  The gene therapy construct uses an anti-sickling variant of beta globin, introduced into autologous hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells that are delivered by autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplant. After transplant, […]

  • Pediatric fatalities associated with over-the-counter cough and cold medications (November 2021)

    Manufacturer labelling and US Food and Drug Administration recommendations strongly advise against the use of over-the-counter cough and cold medications (CCM) in young children. A new report describes fatalities identified by a United States surveillance system and associated with CCM ingestion in children <12 years of age from 2008 to 2016. During this period, there […]

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