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Prof. Folashade Omokhodion








Title:    Professor
Sex:    Female
Language Spoken:    English, Yoruba
Office Location:   Oladele Ajose Building
Area of Specialisation:    Occupational Medicine/Community Medicine
Hobbies:    Reading, Travelling, Cooking and Entertaining
 E-mail:    fomokhodion@yahoo.com






Secondary School Education: Queen’s College Yaba, Lagos, 1968-1974


BACHELOR OF MEDICINE, BACHELOR OF SURGERY, The College of Medicine of the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, NIGERIA.  June 1979.

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical  Medicine, London, U.K.  July 1982.

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, U.K.  January 1990.

FELLOW OF THE WEST AFRICAN COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS in the Faculty of Community Health, October 1992

MEMBER OF THE FACULTY OF OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE of the Royal College of Physicians, London, U.K.  July 1996.

FELLOW OF THE FACULTY OF OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE of the Royal College of Physicians, London, U.K.  January 2011.

FELLOW OF THE FACULTY OF PUBLIC HEATH of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the U.K    July 2012


Award of Excellence:    


Society of Occupational Medicine Golden Jubilee Travel Fellowship 2003

Fellowship by Distinction –Faculty of Public Health of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom 2012


 Membership of Professional Societies: 


Member of the Nigerian Medical Association.

Member of the Society of Occupational and Environmental Health Physicians of Nigeria. 

Member Association of Public Health Physicians of Nigeria

Member of the Society of Occupational Medicine, London.

Member of the National Executive Committee of the Afro-Caribbean Medical Society, UK.  1985-1987.  Served as Public relations Officer for two years, 1986-1987.

Member of the Nigerian Medical Women’s Association.  Served as Assistant Secretary for the Oyo State Branch.1998-2000

Patron of the Nigerian Christian Medical and Dental Students’ Association, Ibadan chapter.

Member, Hearing International, Nigeria Currently serve as Chairperson of Research



Publications, Articles



*Omokhodion F. O.

A report of accidents in a laboratory handling micro-organisms with recommendations for improvement.

M.Sc. Occupational Medicine, University of London, 1982.

*Omokhodion F. O.

Lead losses in Human Sweat

Ph.D. University of London, 1990.


*Omokhodion F.O

The Public Health System and Control of Communicable Diseases in Nigeria

Country Report submitted to the World Bank, May 2004


 *Omokhodion F. O., Crockford G. W.

Lead in sweat and its relationship to urinary and salivary levels in normal healthy subjects.

Sci. Total Environ. 1991, 103: 113-122.

 *Omokhodion F. O., Howard J. M.

Sweat lead levels in persons with high blood lead levels: Lead in sweat of lead workers in the tropics.

Sci. Total Environ. 1991, 103: 123-128.

 *Omokhodion F. O., Crockford G. W.

Sweat lead levels in persons with high blood lead levels: Experimental elevation of blood lead by ingestion of lead chloride. 

Sci. Total Environ. 1991, 108: 235-242.

*Omokhodion F. O.

Blood lead and tap water lead levels in Ibadan, Nigeria.

Sci. Total Environ 1994, 151 (3): 187-190.

 *Omokhodion F. O., Howard J. M.

Trace Elements in the Sweat of Acclimatized persons.

Clinica Chimica Acta.  1994, (231): 23-28.

 *Omokhodion F. O., Onadeko B. O., Johnson O.

Smoking habits and Attitudes to Smoking among Physicians in a Teaching Hospital in Ibadan.

 Afr. J. Med. Sci. 1996, 25: (2) 143-147.

 *Omokhodion F. O., Osungbade O.

Health problems of automobile mechanics in Nigeria.

Tropical Doctor 1996, 26: 102-104.

 *Omokhodion F. O.

Health and Safety in Clinical laboratories in Ibadan.

Af.r J. Med. Med. Sci. 1998 28: 201-204

*Omokhodion F. O.

Environmental hazards of automobile mechanics in Ibadan.

West Afr. Journal of Medicine 1999 18 (1):69-72. 

 *Omokhodion F. O., Oyemade A., Sridhar M. K. C., Olaseha I. O.,  Olawuyi  J.F.

Diarrhoea in Children of Nigerian Market Women: Prevalence, knowledge of causes

and management.

J. Diarrhoeal Dis. Res. 1998 (3) 199-200.

*Oyemade A, Omokhodion F.O. Sridhar M.K.C., Olaseha I.O., Olawuyi J.F.

Environmental and personal hygiene practices : risk factors for diarrhoea among children of Nigerian market women

J. Diarrhoeal Dis Res. 1998(4): 241-247

*Omokhodion F.O, Umar U.S, Ogunnowo B.E

Prevalence of low back pain among staff in a rural hospital in Nigeria

Occup Med 2000  50 (2): 107-110

 *Omokhodion F.O and Omokhodion S.I

Health problems and characteristics of child workers in a market in Ibadan

Afr J. Med med Sci 2002 30, 81-85

* Omokhodion F. O.

Health and safety of laboratory Science students in Ibadan, Nigeria

J Roy Soc Health 2002 22 (2): 118-121

 *Omokhodion F. O

Low back pain in a rural community in Southwest Nigeria

West Afr. J. Med  2002   21(2): 87-90

*Omokhodion F. O.

Low back pain in rural and urban populations in Southwest Nigeria

Afr Newsletter  on Occupational Health & Safety 2002 12 (3): 57-58

*Kolude O, Omokhodion F., Owoaje E.

Accidental exposure to blood and other body fluids among doctors at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria

Proceedings of the XIV International AIDS Conference Barcelona, Spain July 2002 p 145-8

*Omokhodion F.O., Sanya A.O

Risk factors for low back pain among office workers in Ibadan, Southwest Nigeria

Occup Med 2003 53(4): 287-9

 *Omokhodion F.O., Sridhar MKC

Noise levels in the hospital environment in Ibadan

Afr J Med Med Sci 2003 (32):139-42

*Omokhodion F. O., Gureje O

Psychosocial problems of clinical students in the University of Ibadan Medical School

Afr J Med Med Sci 2003 32(1): 55-6

 *Omokhodion F.O.

Psychosocial problems of pre -clinical students in the University of Ibadan Medical School

Afr. J Med Med Sci  2003 32(2): 135-8

*Agbeja-Baiyeroju A.M, Bekibeke C.O, Bamgboye E.A, Omokhodion F., Oluleye T.S 

The Ibadan glaucoma study

Afr. J. Med med Sci  2003 32: 371-376

*Omokhodion F.O. ,Oyemade A.O, Sridhar MKC

Morbidity pattern of under five children of market women in Ibadan

Nig J Paed  2003; 30 (4): 135-139

*Omokhodion F. O.

Low back pain in an urban population in Southwest Nigeria

Trop Doct. 2004 34(1): 17-20

 *Omokhodion F.O.,  Omokhodion S.I

Health status of Working and non working school children in Ibadan

Annals of Tropical Paediatrics  2004 24: 175-178

*Alagh B, Omokhodion F. O

Health related practices of Students of the University of Ibadan

Afr J Med Med Sci  2004 33:109-114

*Omokhodion F.O,  Omokhodion S.I

Socio economic determinants of child labour among school children in Ibadan

Afr J Med Med Sci  2004 33:305-309

*Olaogun A.A.E, Ayandiran O, Olasode OA, Adebayo A, Omokhodion F

Home management of childhood febrile illnesses in a rural community in Nigeria

Aus J Rural Health 2005 13: 97-101

*Omokhodion F.O., Kolude O

Health problems of mill operators in a tropical African population

West Afr J Med  July-Sept 2005  24 (3) 256-258

 *Alagh B, Omokhodion F.O
Correlates of self reported physical health status of students of the University of Ibadan

West Afr J Med July-Sept 2005  24 (3)214-218

 *Amoran O.E , Omokhodion F.O, Adebayo D.O, Dairo, M.D

Job satisfaction among primary health care workers in three selected  local government areas of southwest Nigeria

Niger J of  Med 2005 14 (2):195-9

* Omokhodion S.I.,  Adegboye V.O., Ogunkunle O.O., Shotunbi P.T.,Omokhodion F.O.et al 

Treatment of  structural heart disease through international collaboration: the Ibadan experience

Nigerian  Journal of Cardiology 2005 1 (1): 39-46

 *Omokhodion F.O, Omokhodion S.I., Odusote T

Perceptions of child labour  among working children in Ibadan, Nigeria.

Child: Care  Health and Dev 2006 32(3) :281-6

*Taiwo J. O., Omokhodion F.

Pattern of tooth loss in an elderly population from Ibadan, Nigeria

Gerodontology  2006 23 (2): 117-22

Faseru B, Barengo N.C. Sandstrom P.H, Omokhodion F.

Smoking behaviour and perception of risk among medical students in Ibadan, Nigeria

Prevention and Control 2006; 2:103-109

*Omokhodion F.O, Faseru B

Perception of cigarette smoking and advertisement among senior secondary school students in Ibadan, Southwest Nigeria.

West Afr J Med 2007; 26(3):206-209

*Dada A.O, Omokhodion F.O

Home management of malaria by mothers of under-five children in Abeokuta, southwest Nigeria

Tropical Doctor 2007 37:217-219

*Omokhodion F.O., Adeosun, A.A., Fajola A.A.

Hearing impairment among mill workers in small scale enterprises in southwest Nigeria

Journal of Noise and Health 2007; 9:75-77

* Omokhodion F.O., Onadeko M.O., Balogun O.O.

Contraceptive use among hairdressers in southwest Nigeria.

J Obstetrics and Gynaecology  2007, 27 (6): 612-4

*Omokhodion F.O., Osungbade K.O., Ojanen M.A., Barengo N.C.

Knowledge about HIV/AIDS and sexual practices among automobile repair workers in Ibadan, southwest Nigeria.

Afr J. Reprod Health 2007  11(2) 24-32

* Akinleye A.A., Omokhodion F.O.

Work practices of primary health care workers in urban and rural health facilities in southwest Nigeria.

Aus J Rural Health 2008 16 (1): 47-8

*Omokhodion  F. O., Ekanem E.U, Uchendu O

Noise levels and hearing impairment in an urban community in Ibadan, southwest Nigeria

Journal of Public health 2008 16 (6) 399-402

*Omokhodion F.O, Balogun  M.O., OlaOlorun F.M.

Reported occupational hazards and illnesses of hairdressers in Ibadan, southwest Nigeria

West Afr J. Med  2009 28(1):310-313

*Omokhodion F.

Occupational health in Nigeria

Occup Med  2009; 59:201

* Omokhodion F.O, Uchendu O.

Perception and practice of child labour among parents of school age children in Ibadan, southwest Nigeria.

Child: Care, Health and Development 2010; 36 (3):304-8

*Omokhodion F.O, Onadeko M.O, Roberts O.A, Beach J.R, Burstyn I, Cherry N.M

Paid work, domestic work and other determinants of pregnancy outcome in Ibadan, southwest Nigeria

International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics 2010;111(2):165-70

*Ola SO, Akere A, Otegbayo JA, Omokhodion F, Olofin AA, Bamgboye EA.

 Hepatitis B immunization at the University College Hospital, Ibadan: an eight year review of vaccine administration records.


African Journal of Clinical and Experimental Microbiology 2011;12(2):67-71

*Omokhodion F.O, Adebayo O

 Occupational hazards and self reported health problems of butchers in Ibadan, southwest Nigeria

J Public Health 2012 in press

* Oloruntoba E. O, ,Ademola R.A., Sridhar M.K.C., Agbola S.A., Omokhodion F.O., Ana G.R.E.E., Alabi T.

Urban and Environmental Noise Pollution and perceived health effects in Ibadan, Nigeria

African J Biomed Res. In press



*Omokhodion F.O

Occupational health disorders: economic benefit of prevention of occupational disorders in Nigeria

Nigeria Health Reviews

Health Reform Foundation of Nigeria  2008

* Omokhodion F.O

Principles of Occupational health

In Principles and Practice of Public Health in Africa

Ed Ogunmekan D.A.  2012

* Omokhodion F. O

Occupational health and safety services for the employed and self employed and the prevention of workplace accidents

In Principles and practice of Public Health in Africa

Ed Ogunmekan D.A  2012