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Adenike Bamgboye

State Hospital, Ilaro, Nigeria

Adenike Bamgboye

Adenike Bamgboye, BSc, MSc
Head, Nutrition Unit, State Hospital, Ilaro, Ogun State, Nigeria

I am a public health nutritionist born on the 14th of March 1989. I obtained a Bachelors degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria. I proceeded to obtain a Masters degree in public health nutrition form the University of Ibadan, Nigeria in 2015. I received training on public health and nutrition from SickKids Center for Global Child Health and a certificate of caring for infants with acute malnutrition from the International Malnutrition Task Force in conjunction with Southampton University. I am currently the head of Nutrition Unit at the state hospital Ilaro which is under the administration of Ogun state hospitals management board where I give health talk on general and reproductive health to pregnant and lactating mothers. I have the duties of:

  • Assessing infants and children for risk of malnutrition and other childhood illnesses.
  • Rehabilitating of infants and children with severe acute malnutrition with follow-up after recovery.
  • Promoting exclusive breastfeeding practice among women in the community.
  • Developing appropriate complementary foods for young children with food demonstrations.
  • Provided individual and group counseling sessions to improve patients performance.
  • Supervised the child survival clinic (Growth monitoring, immunization, assessment and Nutrition education).
  • I assist other healthcare professionals for HIV/AIDS screening with counseling and food actions.

Recently I was a local government facilitator for the micro-planning exercise with World Health Organization which involved house-to-house enumeration of children between 0 to 10 years for the National Immunization Plus Days Program. I was responsible for:

  • Ensuring plans for ward and catchment area meetings are in place and followed up.
  • Supervising all catchment areas in very high risk settlements and wards.
  • Training ward focal persons and team supervisors on the micro-plan process.
  • Consulting with the Cluster Coordinator to ensure that all materials and logistics are in place.