Paediatric Association of Nigeria


History of The Paediatric Association on Nigeria (PAN)

History of The
Paediatric Association on Nigeria (PAN)

Paediatric Association of Nigeria (PAN) is a non-governmental, non-profit making professional organization, conceived at UCH Ibadan in February 1966 and delivered at LUTH, Lagos in March 1968.  The aims/objectives of the Association are:

Paediatrics and Child Health and
allied disciplines

According to Prof. R.G. Hendrickse, in an address titled “The Paediatric Association of Nigeria: Genesis, present Dilemmas and Future Challenges” delivered at the 21st Annual General Meeting and Scientific conference and 3rd International Conference of the Paediatric Association of Nigeria, the founding patriarchs were:

Executive Council

The affairs of the Paediatric Association of Nigeria are directed by an elected executive council with the following Officers:

The first elected officers

Council has a 3 – year life, followed by elections conducted during the annual general meeting. The first elected officers of the Association (1968) were:


Prof O. Ransome-Kuti


Prof R.G. Hendriscke


Dr A. Animashaun


Dr A. Antia