Editor’s comment

The maiden edition of the NJPNC is finally published. It was expectedly difficult getting to this stage and the toil is not over yet. We however believe we would be able to navigate the terrain and forge on with further uninterrupted publications counting on the support of our colleagues and by the grace of God. We realize the desire of everyone to be read in established, long standing, high impact, PUBMED listed journals but we would need to grow and develop our perinatal/neonatal

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Current Publication

Nigerian Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Care Vol 2 No 1


Neonatal Morbidity and Mortality Pattern in Federal Medical Centre, Birnin kebbi, North- western Nigeria: A wakeup Call

Sanni AU, Lawal. TO, Musa TL, Onakpa .B, Opeyemi OG, Aliyu MN,

 Background: Neonatal mortality is still a significant contributor to under-5 mortality. In 2019 alone close to 50% of global under-5 mortality was due to neonatal death. To attain the SDG targets, there is a need for improvement in neonatal care including constant review of


Determinants of Neonatal Mortality in a Private Tertiary Health Facility in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria

Abolodje E., Ozoalor . O,

Background: Private tertiary health facilities in Nigeria are patronized mainly by those who can afford to pay for their services due to the high cost of medical care in these facilities. As a result the morbidity and mortality pattern may be unique.



Pattern of Blood Transfusion in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of a Tertiary Hospital in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria

Abolodje E., Ekpebe P, Onyeaso U, Cummings H, Akpojevwa E, Edoja E,

Background: Blood transfusion is a common procedure in the neonatal unit of most hospitals. However, it is not completely free from possible complications that can affect the overall outcome of the patient. The transfusion frequency of the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of t


Isolated Giant Congenital Macroglossia in a Nigerian Newborn

Sanni AU, Lawal. TO, Na’Uzo MA, Musa TL, AbdulAzeez TA, Audu LI,

Congenital macroglossia is a rare condition and the true incidence of isolated congenital macroglossia is unknown because of its association with multiple genetic syndromes. Its importance lies in the complications that this presentation can cause such as difficulty in feeding and breathing. We r


Severe Staphylococcal pneumonia complicated by pyopneumothorax; presentation and outcome in a term neonate managed in a resource-poor setting in North-Central Nigeria

Taofik OO, Surajudeen OB, Halim O, Alamin UA,

Staphylococcus aureus is an important cause of neonatal septicaemia with potential complications. Pyopneumothorax is a serious respiratory disorder associated with high morbidity and mortality. Cases of pneumothorax have been reported among ventilated neonates while some neonatal cases o

Abstracting and Indexing Information not available

Dr. Kemi Tongo

Vice President

Ven. Dr. Kenechukwu Iloh

Secretary, MBBS FMC Paed, FWACP, Dip(Theo)

Dr Audu Lamidi Isah

Editor-in-Chief, FMC Paed