Paediatrics and Child Health( Activities & Objective )


Academic Activities

  • Formal lectures and tutorials for Medical students
  • Seminars and journal reviews
  • Clinical meetings and morbidity/mortality conferences.
  • Side-laboratory teaching
  • Radiology and Post-mortem sessions

Clinical/Professional Activities

Most clinical duties are effected through Children Emergency Ward and “Units” headed by teaching staff and Consultant Paediatricians of LASUTH with special interests in the various sub-specialties.  Currently there are eight (8) Units with plans to establish more as staff strength increases:

  1. Neonatal Unit
  2. Respiratory Unit
  3. Dermatology and Allergy Unit
  4. Cardiology Unit
  5. Neurology Unit
  6. Nephrology Unit
  7. Gastro-enterology/Nutrition and Hepatology Unit
  8. Haematology/Oncology Unit
  9. Endocrinology Unit
  10. Infectious disease Unit

With the emergence of HIV/AIDS as a major childhood health issue, two experienced doctors and one academic staff have been specifically assigned to that specialty.

Unit activities involve clinical ward rounds for service to patients and for teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Each Consultant/Teaching staff also runs a clinic at least once a week to attend to follow-up patients as well as newly referred cases.

Clinical services are maintained on a 24-hour basis by a Team-on-call by a pair of Consultants in rotation.


  1. To provide sound basic training to medical students in theoretical and clinical Paediatrics and Child Health.
  2. To equip students with cognate knowledge; technical skills and judgment to enable achieve competence in the practice of the discipline
  3. To conduct research into Paediatrics and Child Health issues with special reference to the sub-region.