Professor Olugbenga Ayodeji MOKUOLU

Olugbenga Ayodeji Mokuolu
MB;BS., FWACP (Paed)

Personal Profile

Olugbenga is a Fellow of the West African College of Physicians (Pediatrics) with over 13 years experience in the care of the newborn in the tropics, malaria case/programme management and diverse public health activities. He also has vast experience in lecturing, human resource management, computing, and data/project management. He is skilled in strategic plan development. He is currently the Chairman of the University ICT Advisory Committee. His particular strength lies in capacity building among the younger doctors and public health administration in resource poor settings.
Academically he is an Associate Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Ilorin, Nigeria. His academic areas of focus are Neonatology and Malaria. His contributions are with respect to promoting understanding of preterm babies, neonatal infections, and general care of the newborn, with a focus on, addressing the challenges of newborn health needs in a developing country, using appropriate technology.

Regarding malaria, Mokuolu has contributed extensively malaria case management at National, Regional and Global levels. His key work is on development of malaria training documents. His research focus in malaria is perinatal malaria and monitoring of antimalarial sensitivity patterns. He is at the moment the Principal Investigator for the Nigerian arm of the African Quinine versus Artesunate trial in Severe Malaria (AQUAMAT). He is also a member of the WHO Technical Working Group on Antimalarial Treatment Guideline Development.
Mokuolu is an examiner at the West African College of Physicians, and External examiner to a number of Universities. He has successfully supervised more than 10-candidates for the part II dissertation to the National Postgraduate and West African Post Graduate Medical Colleges. He is a widely travelled international Consultant on malaria case management, has consulted for WHO, DFID, UNICEF, FMOH and the Global Fund.


  1. Mokuolu OA, Suleiman BM,  Adesiyun OA and Adeniyi A. (2010) Prevalence and determinants of pre-term deliveries in the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, Nigeria. Pediatric Reports; volume 2:e3. (An open access journal published by Pagepress, Italy).
  2. Mokuolu OA, Falade CO, Okafor HU, Orogade AA, Adedoyin OT,  Oguonu T, HO Dada-Adegbola, AO Oguntayo, Ernest SK, Hamer DH, and Callahan MV. (2009). Malaria at Parturition in Nigeria: Current Status and Delivery Outcome. Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics & Gynecology.  Article ID 473971, 7 pages doi:10.1155/2009/473971 (An open access journal published by the Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 410 Park Avenue, 15th Floor, #287 pmb, New York, NY 10022, USA)
  3. Orogade AA,  Falade CO, Okafor HU, Mokuolu OA, Adedoyin OT,  Oguonu TA, , Mamman AI. Ogunkunle OA, Ernest SK, Hamer DH and Callahan MV (2008). Clinical and laboratory feature of congenital malaria in Nigeria. Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases 3; 181–187. (Published by the Yüzüncü Yıl University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Van, TURKIYE)
  4. Mokuolu OA, Okoro EO, Adewara AA, Ayetoro SO. (2007)  Effect of the Artemisinin Based Treatment policy on consumption pattern of antimalarials. Am J Trop Med Hyg 76: 7-11  (Published by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene-Atlanta, USA)  
  5. Ologe MO, Mokuolu OA and Adedoyin OT (2007). Pattern of antimalarial prescriptions for children and pregnant mothers by private medical practitioners in Ilorin, Nigeria. Trop Doct. 37:212-4.  (Published by the Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE, UK)
  6. Falade CO, Yusuf BO, Fadero FF, Mokuolu OA, Hamer DH, Salako LA. (2007). Intermittent preventive treatment with sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine is effective in preventing maternal and placental malaria in Ibadan, south-western Nigeria. Malar J. 6:88 (Published by BioMed Central Ltd Floor 6 236 Gray's Inn Road London WC1X 8HL United Kingdom)
  7. Amadi HO, Mokuolu OA, Adimora GN, Pam SD, Etawo US, Ohadugha CO and Adesiyun OO. (2007) Digitally recycled incubators: better economic alternatives to modern systems in low-income countries. Ann Trop Paediatr  27:207–214 (Published by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, London)
  8. Falade CO, Mokuolu OA, Okafor HU, Orogade AA, Falade AG, Adedoyin OT,  Oguonu T, Maman A, Hamer DH, and Callahan MV. (2007) Epidemiology of congenital malaria in Nigeria: a multi-centre study. Trop Med Int Health. 2007 23; 1279-87 (Published by Blackwell Scientific Publications, England)      
  9. Ernest SK, Mokuolu OA (2005) Recent advances in childhood antimalarial chemotherapy. Afr. J. Clin. Exper. Microbiol.  6: 129-137 (Published by the Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, University of Ilorin)
  10. Ojuawo A, Olatunji PO, Mokuolu O (2005) Bioethics: The principles guiding the protection of participants in medical research. Trop J H Sci 12:1-6 (Published by College of Medicine, University of Ilorin)
  11. Abdulkarim AA, Mokuolu OA, Adeniyi A.(2005) Drug use among adolescents in Ilorin, Kwara state, Nigeria. Trop Doc 4: 225-8 (Published by the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, London)
  12. Tabari A.M, Mokuolu OA, Bello MA, Danfulani M.T. (2004) Adrenal Haemorrhage: clinical diagnosis and ultrasound in a Nigerian newborn Niger J Clin. Pract; 7:93-96 (Published by Medical and Dental Consultant Association of Nigeria)
  13. Abdulkarim AA, Mokuolu OA and Adeniyi A. (2003) Sexual activity among adolescents in Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria. Afr J Med med Sci 32: 339-341. (Published by the Institute of Medical Research And Training, College of Medicine, Ibadan, Nigeria).
  14. Adedoyin OT, Johnson WBR, Mokuolu OA, Ajayi OA (2003) Acute renal failure complicating neonatal sub-galeal haemorrhage. Ped Nep 18:848-849. (Published by the international Paediatric Nephrology Association, Heidelberg, Germany)
  15. Adedoyin OT, Mokuolu OA. Neonatal illnesses and the kidney. (2005) Postgraduate Doctor (Caribbean edition; 21: 76-82. (Published by PMH Publications, West Sussex, UK.)
  16. Mokuolu OA, Jiya N and Adesiyun OO.  (2002) Neonatal Septicaemia in Ilorin: Bacteria Pathogens and antibiotic sensitivity pattern. Afr J Med Med Sci; 31:127-130.  (Published by the Institute of Medical Research And Training, College of Medicine, Ibadan, Nigeria)
  17. Mokuolu OA, Abdul IF and Adesiyun OO. (2002) Maternal factors associated with early spontaneous singleton preterm delivery in Nigeria. Trop J Obs Gynae; 19: 32-35.(Published by the Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of Nigeria)    
  18. Mokuolu OA and Ajayi OA. (2002) Use of an oxygen concentrator in a Nigerian neonatal unit: economic implications and reliability. Ann Trop Pediatr; 22: 209-212. (Published by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, London)
  19. Ernest SK, Mokuolu O and Adeniyi A. (2002) Birth Injury: Once in a lifetime. Sahel Med J 5: 99-101. (Published by Usmanu Danfodio University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Nigeria.)
  20. Ernest SK, Mokuolu OA and Adeniyi A. (2001) Evaluation of Sodium Sulphacetamide drops in the Treatment of Ophthalmia Neonatorium. Nig J Paediatr; 28: 50-52 (Published by the Paediatric Association of Nigeria)
  21. Ajayi OA and Mokuolu OA. (2001) Distal renal tubular acidosis, an uncommonly diagnosed cause of failure to thrive: report of five cases. Nig J Paediatr; 28:21-24 (Published by the Paediatric Association of Nigeria)
  22. Johnson W B R and Mokuolu OA. (2001). Russell-Silver Syndrome in a Nigerian Infant with Intra-Uterine Growth Retardation. J Natl Med Assoc; 93: 185-193 (Published by the National Medical Association, Washington 1DC, USA.)
  23. Mokuolu OA, Ernest SK, Ogbonmide BF and Adeniyi (2000) A Packed red cell volume pattern of Nigerian preterms. Ann Trop Pediatr; 20: 45-49 (Published by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, London) 
  24. Ernest SK, Adeniyi A, Mokuolu OA. Onile BO and Oyewale B. (2000) Neonatal conjunctivitis in Ilorin. Nig J Paediatr; 27: 39-46 (Published by the Paediatric Association of Nigeria)
  25. Balogun E A and Mokuolu O. (2000) Evaluation of Plasma Enzymes in Neonates Treated with Sulbactam Sodium/Ampicillin Sodium (Unasyn). Nig J Biochem Mol Biol;15: 65-69.
  26. Ajayi OA and Mokuolu OA. (1997) Evaluation of neonates with risk for infection/ suspected sepsis: Is routine lumbar puncture necessary? Trop Med and Inter Health; 2: 284 – 288. (Published by Blackwell Scientific Publications, England)
  27. Balogun EA, Malomo SO and Mokuolu OA. (1997) Activity of some Leucocyte Enzymes in Children with Sickle cell disease. W/Afr J Bio Sciences; 6: 196-201. (Published by the Nigerian Society of Chemistry and Molecular Biology).
  28. Johnson WBR, Mokuolu OA and Ogan O. (1993) Tuberculosis Laryngitis in a Nigerian child. Ann of Tropical Paeditr, 13 : 91-94  (Published by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, London)
  29. Johnson A'WBR, Mokuolu OA and Onile B A. (1992) Chloramphenicol resistant H-Influenzae meningitis in young urban Nigerian Children. Acta Pediatric 81 : 941-943 (Published in Oslo, Norway)