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Ebele Ugochukwu obtained an MB.BS degree from the College of Medicine of University of Nigeria, and a Fellowship of the West African College of Physicians after undergoing residency program in Paediatrics at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu. Ebele received further tutelage on HIV at the Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA. Ebele has held the positions of Head of Primary Care, Head of Paediatrics, Administrative & Clinical Head of NAUTH Comprehensive Health Centre, Umunya, and Dean of Faculty of Medicine, Nnamdi Azikiwe University. Ebele is currently a Professor of Paediatrics at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University and a Consultant Paediatrician and Head of HIV Care Services at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital.

Merits/Awards include:
 Best Final Year Student (Girls’ High School Enugu) - 1975 / 76 session
 Federal Government of Nigeria Merit Award for High Academic Performance (University of Nigeria, Nsukka) - 1980 / 81 session
 Best Final Year Zoology Student - 1980 / 81 session (University of Nigeria, Nsukka)
 Distinctions in Physiology and Biochemistry (Second MB.BS Professional Exam in Medicine, 1983. University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus.)Interest Includes: Ebele has worked for the past sixteen years on children affected by and infected with HIV.
Interests include nutrition, growth & development, social paediatrics and infectious diseases in children.
Books Published
1. Ugochukwu EF. Clinical Spectrum of Paediatric HIV in Nnewi, Nigeria. West African Journal of Medicine 2006; 25 (1): 10 – 14.
2. Ugochukwu EF, Undie N,Akujobi C,Ezechukwu CC. Pattern of pathogens in ear discharge of HIV-infected children in Nnewi, Southeast Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice 2007; 10 (2): 130 – 136.
3. Ugochukwu EF, Kalu SO. Early infant diagnosis of HIV infection in Southeast Nigeria: Prevalence of HIV infection among HIV-exposed babies. West African Journal of Medicine 2010; 29 (1): 3 - 7.
4. Ugochukwu EF. HIV/TB Co-infection in Nigerian children. Nigerian Medical Journal 2010; 51 (3): 120 – 124.
5. Ugochukwu EF, Okeke KN, Onubogu CU, Edokwe ES. Sociodemographic parameters of child street vendors in Nnewi, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Paediatrics 2012; 39(4): 174 – 178.
6. Ugochukwu EF, Onubogu CU, Edokwe ES, Okeke KN. Nutritional Contents of Lunch Packs of Primary School Children in Nnewi, Nigeria. Ann Med Health Sci Res 2014; 4: 108 – 114.
7. Ezeudu CE, Ebenebe JC, Ugochukwu EF, Chukwuka JO, Amilo GI, Okorie OI. The performance of anhistidine-rich protein-2 rapid diagnostic test (RDT) against the standard microscopy in the diagnosis of malaria parasitaemia among febrile under-five children at Nnewi. Nigerian Journal of Paediatrics 2015; 42(1): 59 – 63.
8. Onubogu CU, Ugochukwu EF, Egbuonu I, Onyeka IN. Adherence to infant-feeding choices by HIV-infected mothers at a Nigerian tertiary hospital: the pre-“rapid advice” experience. S Afr J Clin Nutr 2015; 28(4): 180 – 186.
9. Chamla D, Asadu C, Adejuyigbe E, Davies A, Ugochukwu E, Umar L, Oluwafunke I, Hassan-Hanga F, Onubogu C, Tunde-Oremodu I, Madubuike C, Umeadi E, Epundu O, Omosun A, Anigilaje E, Adeyinka D. Caregiver satisfaction with paediatric HIV treatment and care in Nigeria and equity implications for children living with HIV. AIDS Care 2016; 28(Sup 2): 153 – 160.
10. Ezeudu CE, Ebenebe JC, Chukwuka JO, Ugochukwu EF, Amilo GI, Okorie OI. Malaria parasitaemia among febrile under-five children at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, South-East Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Medicine 2016; 25(2): 113 – 117.
11. Madubuike C, Ugochukwu EF, Ezeanosike O, Chukwuka J, Okpara H. Evaluation of MBJ20® Transcutaneous Bilirubinometer in the Assessment of Severity of Neonatal Jaundice. International Journal of Neonatal Screening 2016; 2: 8 – 13. Doi:10.3390/ijns2040008
12. Okeke KN, Egbuonu I, Ugochukwu EF, Ulasi TO, Okani CO, Ejiofor OS, Ifezulike CC. Seroprevalence of HBV and HIV Co-infection in Children in Nnewi, South-East Nigeria. Pediatrics & Health Research 2017; 2(3): 20 – 26.
13. Onubogu CU, Ugochukwu EF, Anyabolu AE, Ojukwu JO. Childhood Tuberculosis in a South-East Nigerian tertiary hospital: Treatment outcomes and determinants. Libyan Int Med Univ J 2019; 4: 18 – 25.

Publications
1. Ugochukwu EF. Cerebral Palsy in Nnewi: 1995- 2000. Nigerian Medical Practitioner 2001; 40 (1-2): 10 – 12.
2. Ugochukwu EF. Maternal childcare practices: Risk factors for childhood diarrhoea. Tropical Journal of Medical Research 2001; 5(1): 11 – 19.
3. Ugochukwu EF, Okocha EC, Akahara OC. Pure red cell aplasia in a Nigerian Igbo boy. Tropical Journal of Medical Research 2001; 5 (2): 16 – 20.
4. Ugochukwu EF. Treatment of Childhood Diarrhoea: What mothers do. Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice 2002; 5(1): 64 – 68.
5. Ugochukwu EF. Diabetes and the newborn. Diabetes International 2002; 12 (2): 44 – 46.
6. Ugochukwu EF. Etiological Perceptions of Childhood Diarrhoea among Mothers of South East Nigeria. Nigerian Medical Practitioner 2002; 41(5/6): 56 – 9.
7. Ugochukwu EF, Ezechukwu CC, Agbata CC, Ezumba I. Preterm Admissions in a Special Care Baby Unit: The Nnewi Experience. Nigerian Journal of Paediatrics 2002; 29(3): 75 – 79.
8. Ugochukwu EF. Vitamin A: The expanding spectrum of uses. Journal of College of Medicine 2002; 7 (2): 67 – 70.
9. Ugochukwu EF. Bacterial isolates in neonatal infections. Nigerian Medical Practitioner 2003; 44 (3): 56 – 58.
10. Ugochukwu EF. Awareness of HIV/AIDS among hospital workers. Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice 2003; 6(2): 102 – 106.
11. Ugochukwu EF. Care seeking for illness in young children in Onitsha, South East Nigeria. Tropical Journal of Medical Research 2004; 8 (2): 53 – 59.
12. Ezechukwu CC, Ekejindu IM, Ugochukwu EF, Egbuonu I, Oguatu M, Chukwuka JO. Congenitally-acquired malaria in a hyperendemic area: A cohort study. Tropical Journal of Medical Research 2004; 8 (2): 44 – 48.
13. Ezechukwu CC, Egbuonu I, Ugochukwu EF, Chukwuka JO. Mothers’ belief about infant teething in Nnewi, Southeastern Nigeria. Sahel Medical Journal 2004; 7 (3): 84 – 87.
14. Ezechukwu CC, Ugochukwu EF, Egbuonu I, Chukwuka JO. Risk factors for neonatal mortality in a regional tertiary hospital in Nigeria. Nigerian Journal Clinical Practice 2004; 7 (2): 50 – 52.
15. Ugochukwu EF. Accidental poisoning in Nigerian Ibo Children. Nigerian Clinical Review 2004; 8: 12 – 15.
16. Ugochukwu EF. Congenital malformations in a Special Care Baby Unit. Nigerian Clinical Review 2004; 8: 26 – 30.
17. Ezechukwu CC, Egbuonu I, Ugochukwu EF, Chukwuka JO. Maternal attitudes to breastfeeding in the concept of the baby friendly hospital initiative. Journal of Biomedical Investigation 2004; 2 (2): 82 – 85.
18. Ugochukwu EF. The Diabetic Adolescent. Diabetes International 2005; 13 (2): 12 – 13.
19. Ugochukwu EF, Ezechukwu CC, Ukwuije UT, Okonkwo CC, Olisaeke FI. Malaria in the neonate: How common is it? Tropical Journal of Medical Research 2005; 9 (1): 8 – 11.
20. Ugochukwu EF, Ezechukwu CC, Okoye O. Breastfeeding knowledge and attitudes of medical students at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria. Journal of College of Medicine 2005; 10 (2): 75 – 78.
21. Ugochukwu EF. Clinical Spectrum of Paediatric HIV in Nnewi, Nigeria. West African Journal of Medicine 2006; 25 (1): 10 – 14.
22. Ugochukwu EF. Female circumcision. Pharmascope 2006; 3 (1): 40 – 41.
23. Ugochukwu EF. Presentation and outcome of pyogenic meningitis in children: The experience in Nnewi, Southeast Nigeria. Tropical Journal of Medical Research 2006; 10 (2): 22 - 25
24. Ugochukwu EF, Undie N,Akujobi C,Ezechukwu CC. Pattern of pathogens in ear discharge of HIV-infected children in Nnewi, Southeast Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice 2007; 10 (2): 130 – 136.
25. Ugochukwu EF, Iloh KK. Thrombocytopenia in children infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus: prevalence among Nigerian Igbo children. Nigerian Medical Journal 2007; 48 (2): 35 – 38.
26. Ugochukwu EF. Severe anogenital warts in a child with HIV infection: a case report. Nigerian Medical Journal 2007; 48 (2): 49 – 50.
27. Ugochukwu EF, Egbuonu I. Comparative use of anthropometric indices in the detection of malnutrition among nursery school children in Nnewi, Nigeria. Tropical Journal of Medical Research 2009; 13 (1): 8 – 14.
28. Ugochukwu EF, Kalu SO. Early infant diagnosis of HIV infection in Southeast Nigeria: Prevalence of HIV infection among HIV-exposed babies. West African Journal of Medicine 2010; 29 (1): 3 - 7.
29. Ugochukwu EF. HIV/TB Co-infection in Nigerian children. Nigerian Medical Journal 2010; 51 (3): 120 – 124.
30. Nnaji GA, Chukwu J, Ugochukwu EF, Ezechukwu C, Ogbonnaya L. Diagnostic approach to childhood pulmonary tuberculosis in endemic areas of Southeast Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Medicine 2011; 20(3): 327 – 332.
31. Nnaji GA, Chukwu JN, Ezechukwu CC, Ugochukwu EF, Ogbonnaya LU, Ogbuabor DC. Ranking of diagnostic features of childhood pulmonary tuberculosis by medical doctors in southeastern Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Paediatrics 2011; 38(3): 109 – 114.
32. Ikechebelu JI, Ugboaja JO, Kalu SO, Ugochukwu EF. The outcome of prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV infection programme in Nnewi, Southeast Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Medicine 2011; 20(4): 421 – 425.
33. Ugochukwu EF, Okeke KN, Onubogu CU, Edokwe ES. Sociodemographic parameters of child street vendors in Nnewi, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Paediatrics 2012; 39(4): 174 – 178.
34. Onubogu CU, Ugochukwu EF. Interpregnancy interval and pregnancy outcomes among HIV-positive mothers in NAUTH, Nnewi, Southeast Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Paediatrics 2013; 40(3): 264 – 269.
35. Achebe C, Ugochukwu EF, Adogu POU, Ubajaka C. Prediction of low birth weight from other anthropometric parameters in Nnewi, South Eastern Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Paediatrics 2014; 41(1): 59 – 63.
36. Ugochukwu EF. A Three-Year Clinical Experience with ACE Inhibitors at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, Nigeria, Department of Pediatrics, 2010 – 2012. Pp 277 – 284. In: ACE Inhibitors (Medical Uses, Mechanisms of Action, Potential Adverse Effects and Related Topics) Volume 2. Ed. Macaulay Amechi Onuigbo. 2014 Nova Science Publishers Inc. ISBN: 978-1-62948-422-8.
37. Ikechebelu JI, Eleje GU, Ugochukwu EF, Edokwe ES. Should we re-define age of fetal viability in Nigeria? A case report of newborn survival from pre-viable pre-labor rupture of membranes. Journal of Women’s Health, Issues & Care 2014; 3:3. Doi:10.4172/2325-9795.1000142
38. Ugochukwu EF, Onubogu CU, Edokwe ES, Okeke KN. Nutritional Contents of Lunch Packs of Primary School Children in Nnewi, Nigeria. Ann Med Health Sci Res 2014; 4: 108 – 114.
39. Desk-Guide for Diagnosis and Management of TB in Children in Nigeria. FMOH-NTBLCP/WHO/USAID/TB CARE 1. 1st Edition 2014. Contributors: Obasanya J, Orazulike NK, Ugochukwu E, Oladokun R, et al.
40. Ezeudu CE, Ebenebe JC, Ugochukwu EF, Chukwuka JO, Amilo GI, Okorie OI. The performance of anhistidine-rich protein-2 rapid diagnostic test (RDT) against the standard microscopy in the diagnosis of malaria parasitaemia among febrile under-five children at Nnewi. Nigerian Journal of Paediatrics 2015; 42(1): 59 – 63.
41. Federal Ministry of Health. Department of Public Health. National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme. National Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Buruli Ulcer Management and Control Guidelines. 6th Edition 2015. Contributors: Abiodun Hassan, Adebayo Peters, Adesigbin Clement, ..., Ebele Ugochukwu, et al.
42. Onubogu CU, Ugochukwu EF, Egbuonu I, Onyeka IN. Adherence to infant-feeding choices by HIV-infected mothers at a Nigerian tertiary hospital: the pre-“rapid advice” experience. S Afr J Clin Nutr 2015; 28(4): 180 – 186.
43. Chamla D, Asadu C, Adejuyigbe E, Davies A, Ugochukwu E, Umar L, Oluwafunke I, Hassan-Hanga F, Onubogu C, Tunde-Oremodu I, Madubuike C, Umeadi E, Epundu O, Omosun A, Anigilaje E, Adeyinka D. Caregiver satisfaction with paediatric HIV treatment and care in Nigeria and equity implications for children living with HIV. AIDS Care 2016; 28(Sup 2): 153 – 160.
44. Ezeudu CE, Ebenebe JC, Chukwuka JO, Ugochukwu EF, Amilo GI, Okorie OI. Malaria parasitaemia among febrile under-five children at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, South-East Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Medicine 2016; 25(2): 113 – 117.
45. Madubuike C, Ugochukwu EF, Ezeanosike O, Chukwuka J, Okpara H. Evaluation of MBJ20® Transcutaneous Bilirubinometer in the Assessment of Severity of Neonatal Jaundice. International Journal of Neonatal Screening 2016; 2: 8 – 13. Doi:10.3390/ijns2040008
46. Eleje GU, Edokwe ES, Ikechebelu JI, Onubogu CU, Ugochukwu EF, Okam PC, Ibekwe AM. Mother-to-child transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) among HIV-infected pregnant women on highly active anti-retroviral therapy with premature rupture of membranes at term. The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine 2017. DOI: 10.1080/14767058.2017.1279600
47. Onubogu CU. Egbuonu I, Ugochukwu EF, Nwabueze AS, Ugochukwu O. The influence of maternal anthropometric characteristics on the birth size of term singleton South-East Nigerian newborn infants. Niger J Clin Pract 2017; 20: 852 – 9.
48. Okeke KN, Egbuonu I, Ugochukwu EF, Ulasi TO, Okani CO, Ejiofor OS, Ifezulike CC. Seroprevalence of HBV and HIV Co-infection in Children in Nnewi, South-East Nigeria. Pediatrics & Health Research 2017; 2(3): 20 – 26.
49. Edokwe ES, Onubogu CU, Ugochukwu EF, Igwe WC, Okeke KN, Ojukwu JO, Ofiaeli NG. Paediatric HIV Test in a South-Eastern Tertiary Centre: Does Provider-Initiated Testing and Counseling Increase the Uptake Rate? Orient Journal of Medicine 2018; 30(1-2): 30 – 35.
50. Ugochukwu EF. Malnutrition in children. Rise & Shine. July 2018; 22: 54 – 57.
51. Onubogu CU, Ugochukwu EF, Anyabolu AE, Ojukwu JO. Childhood Tuberculosis in a South-East Nigerian tertiary hospital: Treatment outcomes and determinants. Libyan Int Med Univ J 2019; 4: 18 – 25.