Dr Eliza Jacob, a pediatrician with an Abuja-based hospital has advised
parents and the public to respect the rights and wellbeing of children with down syndrome.
Jacob gave the advice in an interview with Nigeria News Agency on Thursday in Abuja.
genetic material from chromosome 21.
developmental delays and may be associated with thyroid or heart disease.
treat each child’s specific situation could help in managing the condition.
urged parents of children with the syndrome to allow them to live normally like others.
Jacob condemned a situation whereby children living with the condition were being ignored by their parents and communities.
recurrent infection, mental retardation and stunted growth.
than normal people.
Edited by Hadiza Mohammed-Aliyu