Sebastine Oseghae Oiwoh is a Consultant Physician/Dermatologist & Venereologist at Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Irrua- a centre of excellence for diagnosis and management of Lassa fever, Viral Hemorrhagic fever and other emergent Pathogens.
Seb is a researcher, certified leader and manager with research bias in mpox, Infectious Dermatosis, infectious diseases, neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), androgenetic alopecia, burnout, health management, skin failure and cutaneous manifestation of internal diseases. He has thirty three publications in journal of International repute with several abstract authorship and presentations at local and international conferences. He is reviewer to journals of high repute.
He is the Incident Manager for Monkeypox in Edo state and has contributed to the diagnosis, management, control and researches on monkeypox at local, national and international fora.
He had contributed to the formulation, implementation, and the evaluation of several policies on mpox, Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), health care financing at local, national and international fora. He has also worked with local and international partners on mpox and NTDs
He is a member of WHO working group on Mpox Clinical atlas, WHO working group on skin NTDs. He is the National Chairman of the national committee on NTDs. He is the Site Principal Investigator for two Randomised Control Trials on mpox (at planning phase).
Mpox is a viral infection that is mainly cutaneous but has extracutaneous manifestations. The prevention, diagnosis and control rests majorly on the skin (contact, rash, etc). Therefore, it is only appropriate that Dermatologists takes theor rightful places in the clinical, epidemiological, policy related actions.