241st Inaugural Lecture: University don, Prof. Mohammed Akanbi states importance of immunization in children

By Fatima Seriki

A university don, Professor Muhammed Akanbi Nurudeen Adeboye, from the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, University of Ilorin has highlighted the importance of immunization in the lives of children

Delivering a lecture on Thursday at the two hundred and forty first Inaugural lecture of the University, themed: Myriads and Hazy Qualms in the child’s Global Health and the Brain, Prof. Akanbi appealed to parents to present their children with medical complaints early to save lives and other complications.

He explained that immunisation is harmless and do more good than bad, while also advising on exclusive breastfeeding of babies for the first six months.

He equally warned mothers and caregivers against performing scarification on babies to cure Febrile Convulsion.

While discussing the alliance between febrile convulsion and sickle cell diseases, he stated that they are very common in tropical countries and both are associated with significant morbidity and mortality.

Adeboye also advised the Federal Government to prioritise vaccine production and protection, adding that government should sustain effort made from experience of COVID-19.

He however expressed excitement over the success of the 241st inaugural lecture, as he commended colleague, friends and family for being there through the hurdles.

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