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Press Release:

The Paediatric Association of Nigeria (PAN), a non-governmental, apolitical, not-for-profit professional association of medical doctors, who are specialists in the care of children is deeply saddened by the current anti-immunization rumours making rounds across the country. It is being insinuated in some quarters that children are being injected with monkey pox virus. While we these rumours are unfounded and untrue, the rate of spread and negative impact on childhood immunization in Nigeria is of great concern to the entire membership of PAN, as advocates for children.

The current crisis of confidence has the potential to reverse the gains made through the Child Survival Strategies that took us decades to achieve. It will be great disservice to the Nigerian Child to be denied them immunization, as provided in the National Programme on Immunisation {NPI}. Vaccines are safe, cost –effective, life-saving and protect the future generation.

PAN aligns with the statement of the Honourable Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, the press release by the Executive Director/ Chief Executive Officer of the National Primary HealthCare Development Agency {NPHCDA}, Dr Faisal Shuab and the Federal Government on this issue.

Paediatric Association of Nigeria reassures all Nigerians of the safety and immense benefits of immunization and calls on parents and caregivers, religious and traditional rulers, civil society organization (CSOs) to rise up and defend immunization against every threat, so our children can survive, thrive and have a better future.

Long Live Paediatric Association of Nigeria
Long Live Federal Republic of Nigeria

Ngozi Ibeziako
National President
Agozie C. Ubesie
National Secretary

Anti-Immunisation Rumours Making Rounds Across The Country

Dear Esteemed PAN Member,

You may have heard of anti immunisation rumours making rounds in both the mainstream and social media. First, it started in the south-east, where it was claimed that the military was injecting children with monkey pox virus.. While we believe these are unfounded rumours, It's very concerning to PAN that it is spreading across the country and has potentials to reverse our child survival gains. Already, increase in vaccine hesitancy is being reported in some parts of the country.

PAN is therefore, calling on all members to use every opportunity to reinforce immunisation messages and reassure caregivers of vaccine safety.

Well Wishes,

(Secretary, PAN).



Press Release - October 2016

The Paediatric Association of Nigeria (PAN), a non-governmental, apolitical, not-for-profit professional association of medical doctors, who are specialists in the care of children; commends the Federal Government of Nigeria for securing the release of 21 of the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls from their Boko Haram captors. It would be recalled that this group of young girls, were among the over 200 girls kidnapped from their school dormitories in the town of Chibok that triggered international condemnation more than two years ago. The PAN, therefore, extols the tireless effort of the Government to secure the freedom of all the girls. The news is a welcome development as the association identify with the parents of the girls and other Nigerians who have not given up in their campaigns, to keep in our national consciousness, the plight of the kidnapped girls and the need to do everything possible to ensure they are safely released and returned to their parents. As an association of child health professionals, we understand that the rescued girls will need medical, psychological and social rehabilitation for them to be able to integrate back to the society and live healthily. We, therefore, call on the Federal Government to make use of the great specialists and professional human capital base within the association in facilitating a smooth and full rehabilitation of the rescued Nigerian girls. As an association, our members are currently rendering medical care and support to children in Maiduguri, North East of Nigeria. On all fronts and in all that relates to the health of children in the country, the Paediatric Association of Nigeria will continue to partner with the larger umbrella organization of Doctors, the Nigerian Medical Association, the Government of Nigeria and various national and Internal organizations for the effective and efficient delivery of health care services to the Nigerian child. Finally, the association will like to identify with families of the Chibok girls that are yet to be rescued, as we call on government and various international agencies to sustain the efforts at ensuring the release of all the other girls.

PANCONF PORT HARCOURT 2016. Second Announcement & Call for Abstracts

The LOC, PANCONF PH 2016 is pleased to make the Second Announcement of, and Call for Abstracts for, PANCONF 2016 which takes place in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on 19th to 23rd January, 2016. Pre-conference is from 17th to 19th January, 2016. The venue is Obi Wali International Conference Centre, Port Harcourt. Our website platform is open at Please visit the site to create your FREE profile, register for the conference, take advantage of early payment, submit your abstracts, book for accommodation, etc. Please block these dates in your diary.

Dr Edward A. D. Alikor
Chairman, LOC.


#BRING BACK OUR GIRLS - The Paediatric Association Of Nigeria


Come January 2015, The Pedeatric Association Of Nigeria will be holding its 46th Annual General & Scientific Conference (PANCONF) in Abakaliki Ebonyi State Nigeria. Click here for details.


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As India marks three years since its last case of polio, a look at how the eradication program is helping serve broader health goals.
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India reported its last case of polio three years ago. The lessons learned there are helping other countries eradicate this devastating disease once and for all. 
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In November 2011, The WACP GAMBIA will be holding its 35th Annual General meeting


In July 2011, The WACP LAGOS will be holding its 35th Annual General meeting


Niilo HallmanThe Paediatric Association of Nigeria is greatly saddened by the passing away in January, 2011 of Prof Niilo Hallman. He was one of the pillars of international paediatrics, and an honorary member of the paediatric Association of Nigeria. He is remembered by various members of this Association as a kind man, a good friend of Nigeria who was very interested in paediatric education in Nigeria and indeed in Africa. His presence at the inaugural meeting of the Union of African Paediatric Societies and Associations (UNAPSA) in 1973 in Zaria, Nigeria is well remembered. Indeed in 1990, he facilitated the hosting of the international paediatric conference in Jos, Nigeria.
We as an Association honour his memory as one of the world renowned paediatricians of our time.
May God comfort his family.


The 41st Annual General and Scientific meeting of the Paediatric Association of Nigeria took place between 20th and 23rd January 2010


The newsletter documents 2010

The 41st Annual General and Scientific conference, PANConf 2010 was held in Ilorin, Kwara State, between January 20th and 23rd, 2010