Who we are

The Paediatric Association of Nigeria (PAN) is a non-governmental, apolitical, not-for-profit professional association of medical doctors who are specialists in the care of children. 

The association also includes nurses who specialise in the nursing care of children as associate members and resident doctors training to be Paediatricians as trainee members. 

It was founded in 1968. The association is a member of the Union of African Paediatric Societies and Associations (UNAPSA) and it is affiliated to the International Paediatric Association (IPA).



A world where every child is born with equitable and optimal chance to survive, grow and develop.


To influence all policies and programmes that impact on the wellbeing of every child through advocacy and strategic interventions that promote and protect the survival, growth and development.


  • associate, confer and collaborate with members on child healthcare matters through conferences, seminars and workshops for the promotion of knowledge and exchange of information on child health matters
  • create and/or align with innovative interventions that impact positively on child health by cooperation and collaboration with national and international agencies
  • support governments and other stakeholders in child health in the review, implementation, supervision, monitoring and evaluation of all national activities that affect children
  • act as "a watch dog" on child health matters through reviews, generation, collation and distribution of statistical information on children
  • produce a journal of international standard, the Nigerian Journal of Paediatrics (NJP) as a resource for information generated to promote child health 

  • update members of the association and others on current information and issues nationally and internationally on child health through the publication of newsletter(PAN News)