Ask The Paediatricians

A forum where paediatricians and other children’s health care professionals provide evidence-based health education, information and professional answers to child-health related questions

Project start date : 20/07/2015

Last updated : 16/03/2022

Beneficiary country : Nigeria Botswana Kenya South Africa Ghana Zambia Uganda Sierra Leone United States of America (the) United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)

Healthcare themes targeted

  • Mother and child health
  • Primary healthcare
  • Nutrition

Fields of application

  • Information, education and communication for behaviour change (IEC)

Stage of development

  • Routine project/operational

Financing method

  • Private (private investors, crowdfunding, philanthropy, etc.)
  • NGO

Area where the project is utilised

  • International (in several countries)

Economic model(s)

  • Advertising
  • Donations

Target audience

  • Entire population
  • Children - adolescents (ages 6-18)
  • Young children (0-5 years)
  • Other

Project objectives

  • Decreased mortality
  • Decreased morbidity
  • Improved treatment

Materials used

  • Cellular (mobile) phone
  • Smartphone
  • Tablet
  • Computer

Technologies used

  • Internet
  • Mobile app (Android, iOS, Windows Phone, HTML5, etc.)

Offline use


Open source


Open data


Independent evaluation

Yes, evaluated independently

About the sponsor

Ask The Paediatricians Foundation

Ask The Paediatricians Foundation (ATP) is a registered non-governmental organization founded in 2015 in Lagos, Nigeria. Our Vision is to promote good health and well-being of children globally; especially in Nigeria and Africa, to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 3. Our mission is to provide evidence-based health education and information to parents and caregivers; support vulnerable children through community medical outreaches and other social projects; and empowering and training healthcare professionals working with children.
Our programs through which our mission is carried out include:

Free Online Health Education on all social and print media platforms like Ask The Paediatricians Facebook Group where Paediatricians and other health care professional provide free health education, information and answers to various health questions by parents and caregivers of children;
Community Medical Outreaches: organisation of community Medical Outreaches nationwide in Nigeria since our first outreach in 2016 reaching more than 50,000 children and collaboration with many other institutions including faith-based and non-governmental organizations in providing the medical expertise for various community outreaches;
Support for vulnerable children like the Annual Christmas Lunch for underprivileged children in Makoko in collaboration with other partners or the renovation of dilapidated school.

Ask The Paediatricians Foundation is a recipient of multiple awards and has been featured in local and international media including the BBC.

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