The CMD, Professor A.W.O. Olatinwo wishes all members of staff a happy and prosperous New Year 2012.





























The Department of Paediatrics is one of the key clinical departments rendering high quality secondary and tertiary care to children.

The vision of the department is to be a centre of excellence providing sustainable high quality care of children for survival.

The mission is to provide high quality health care delivery that ensure the survival and well being of children in a resource poor environment.

The department offer clinical services, training of all cadres of health workers including Residents, Medical Students, Post Basic Nursing in Paediatrics and Student Nurses and research.

Services are rendered in the Emergency Paediatric Unit (EPU), Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Paediatric Medical Ward, and Outpatient / Consultant Clinics. The subspecialties of Paediatrics are well covered by highly experienced and skilled Consultants, and dedicated Residents.

The staff strength as at January 2011 include: Three Professors (One Emeritus), Two Readers, and six other Consultants, fifteen Senior Residents and six Junior Residents. Over sixty percent of the Nursing staff are Paediatric Trained Nurses.

The department is well equipped with modern high-tech equipments, with immense support from the laboratories, radiology, well stocked pharmacy and physiotherapy services.

On the average per month, one hundred and twenty patients are admitted into the EPU, seventy patients in the ward and one hundred neonates in the NICU.  

The department train medical students who turn out to be highly knowledgeable and skilled Doctors groomed towards the care of children in this environment.

Research activities are constantly ongoing on common childhood diseases in this environment, in collaboration with other centres locally and internationally




Department of Paediatrics