Dr Mbang Kooffreh-Ada
She is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, University of Calabar. She is also a Chief Consultant in the same department, at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital. She is one of the pioneer lecturers specializing in Gastroenterology and Hepatology. She is
involved in the training of undergraduate medical students in the Faculty of Clinical Sciences. In addition, she is involved in the training, mentorship, and supervision of post-graduate medical doctors, MSc and PhD students.
She is an active member of her professional associations; including the Medical Women Association of Nigeria (MWAN) CRS chapter, where she has served as the financial secretary of the organization. She has also served as the Treasurer and Vice-Chairman of the Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria (MDCAN) CRS chapter.
She is currently the Secretary of the Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in Nigeria (SOGHIN) CRS chapter. Her involvement in her professional groups has exposed her to several health outreaches such as medical outreaches (in several communities), world hepatitis day campaigns, health talks, radio and TV interviews as well as training of health personnel. In addition, she has been nominated to several
committees in her department as well as local organizing committees (for the planning and organization of local and international conferences). Dr Kooffreh-Ada has attended several conferences and workshops (local and international) which have exposed her to cutting-edge medicine and up-to-date evidence-based practices, especially in her field of interest. She has had the opportunity to present abstracts of her research work at some of these conferences.
Dr Kooffreh-Ada is also involved in pioneer studies on viral hepatitis, helicobacter pylori, and chronic liver disease in CRS and has published original papers in these fields. Her collaboration with renowned researchers (local and international) in liver cancer and functional gastrointestinal disorder (ROME IV) has led to her having publications in reputable journals such as the Lancet (Gastroenterology and Hepatology).
She is currently involved in several ongoing projects in viral hepatitis, awareness of liver disease in adolescents, Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (FGID), non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and liver cancer amongst other areas of interest. Dr Kooffreh-Ada is the current Chairman of the Board of Trustees Civil Society Scaling- up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN). This platform has availed her the opportunity to play an advocacy role in safeguarding food security in Nigeria. In addition, with her years of
experience in Gastroenterology and charitable activities, she combines this experience with promoting sustainable nutrition-based interventional strategies in Nigeria.
Her passion is to raise awareness about common health conditions and advocate for better health-seeking attitudes in her community. Her hobbies include; reading novels, watching movies, travelling, aerobics exercise, cooking, and gardening. She is happily married and has three lovely children. Dr Mbang Kooffreh-Ada (M.B.B. cH, FMCP) Senior Lecturer/Chief Consultant Gastroenterology/Hepatology Department of Internal Medicine Faculty of Clinical Sciences University of Calabar/University of Calabar Teaching Hospital.