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Prof. Uchenna Ekwochi

Uchenna Ekwochi  is a Professor in the  Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Clinical Medicine, Enugu State University of Science & Technology, College of Medicine (ESUCOM).
Qualified as a Medical doctor in February 2003 from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka and obtained a Fellowship of National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria, Faculty of Paediatrics in November 2011. He was  appointed a Consultant Pediatrician (Neonatology unit) in Enugu State University Teaching Hospital (ESUTH) in December 2011. He is an outstanding clinical and academic Pediatrician with special interest in Neonatal care where he has collaborated with several local and international researchers to author and co-author several journal articles earning him an exciting Google scholar and Research gate metrics.
He co-invented a special tape in Neonatal care for identification and care of Low Birth Weights babies. The tape is patented as ‘’NUA Tape’’ with the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) under the Patents and Designs Act, CAP 344, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 with CERTIFICATE No RP:NG/P/2018/135).
Prof. Ekwochi is an Examiner in Paediatrics at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and has supervised some postgraduate dissertations in Paediatrics that scaled through the fellowship exams of the Faculty of Paediatrics, National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria.
He is a National Trainer in Newborn health and participated in developing some important technical documents like the “Newborn Action Plan” for two (2) states of the Federation (Enugu and Ebonyi States) sponsored by UNICEF. He also participated in development of the Enugu State Quality of Care (QOc) Operational Plan,2022 sponsored by Federal Ministry of Health in collaboration with World Health Organization.
 He served as the Head of Department of Paediatrics and the Secretary General of the Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria, ESUTH chapter. He has equally served in several committees in the College, University and the State including member, Enugu State Council on Prerogative of Mercy.
Prof. Ekwochi has delivered some  public lectures and seminars and has won some grants well as important academic awards including BEST LECTURER (CLINICAL DEPARTMENTS), ESUT College of Medicine 2012/2013 session (Certified by the University governing council).