OVIAWE, Dr. Osawaru

MB.BS, FWACP, FMC Paed; medical practitioner, consultant paediatrician; b: 1947, ht: Ugieghudu; lga: Uhunmwode; so:Edo; m: Idisuyi Nosakhare, 1975; nc: one s, four d; ed: St. John's School, Ehor, Edo State, 1955-58; Emmanuel Anglican School, Benin, 1959-60; Pilgrim Baptist Grammar School, Issele-Uku, 1961; Imade College, Owo, OndoState, 1962-65; University of Ibadan, 1966-72; National Post-graduate Medical College, Lagos, 1975-82; Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, United Kingdom, 1979; Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital, London; Cardiothoracic Institute, London, cr: House Officer, University of Benin Teaching Hospital and seconded to the Specialist Hospital, Benin, 1972;House Physician, Specialist Hospital, Benin, July-October 1972; House Surgeon, General Surgery, Orthopaedics, 1972-73; House Surgeon, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 1973; House Physician, Paediatrics, 1973; snr. House Officer, Paediatrics, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, 1974; Registrar, Paediatrics, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, 1975; Junior Resident, Paediatrics, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, 1975-76; Junior Resident II, Paediatrics, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, 1976-77; snr. Resident, Children Emergency Ward, 1977- 78; snr. Resident, Pediatric Respiratory Unit, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, 1978-80; Chief Resident, Paediatrics, 1981-82; Consultant, Department of Child Health, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, since 1982; Research Fellow 1, University of Benin, 1982-87; Senior Research Fellow, University of Benin, 1987- 92; aprof. University of Benin since 1992; co-ordinator. Nutrition, Education and Rehabilitation Unit, Institute of Child Health, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, 1983-84; co-ordinator, Ovia Local Government Area Model Primary Health Care Project. Institute of Child Health, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, 1985- 86; acting deputy ch: Medical Advisory Committee, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, 1994; mem. Board of Studies, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Benin, Board of Studies, School of Post-graduate Studies, University Research and Publications Committee, Faculty Board of Paediatrics, National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria, Medical Advisory Committee, University of Benin Teaching Hospital; mem. Board of Studies, Faculty of Medicine, University of Benin; co-ordinator. Postgraduate Revision Courses, Department of Paediatrics; f. West African College of Physicians; mm: Nigerian Medical Association, Paediatric Association of Nigeria; foundation mem. Nigerian Thoracic Society; hon. mem. British Thoracic Association, British Medical Council, 1979-80; registered mem. Nigerian Medical Council, publ: Co-author, Conservative Management of Nontuberculous pleural fibrosis in malnourished children, Nigerian Journal of Paediatrics. 1984; Childhood Asthma in Benin, Nigerian Journal of Paediatrics, 1986; co-author, Poly pharmacy: Its Cost Burden and barrier to medical care in a drug-oriented healthcare system. International Journal of Health Services 1988; Ventilatory Response of Asthmatic and non-asthmatic Nigerian Children to free running exercise. West African Journal of Medicine 1988; Screening for Acute Respiratory Infection in Children 0-5 Years old, Child Health Bulletin 1988; co-author, Acute Severe Asthma in Children: Assessment of Response to Therapy, Nigerian Journal of Paediatrics, 1991; and several other articles in international journals, sc: Member, Premier Olive Club of Nigeria, Benin, hob: hunting, reading, photography, off: Department of Child Health, University of Benin, P.M.B. 1154, Benin City, res: 7, Of umwemgbe Street, off Virginia Street, 2nd East Circular Road, Benin City!
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