I am a Maldivian Paediatrician currently working in Male’. I work in the public sector at Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital, the premier tertiary care referral hospital in Maldives. I have recently also started working at a private medical center; Heartline Medicals.

I completed my basic medical training from Punjab University in Pakistan and then specialised in Paediatrics from University of Melbourne Australia.

The main areas of clinical interest for me are the care of newborn infants and Thalassaemia.

I am also a UNICEF certified trainer in Breastfeeding Couseling and Lactation Management, a trainer in Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses and also a WHO certified trainer in Essential Newborn Care. In addition I am involved in conducting training programs on Neonatal Resiscitation.

History of my presence on the internet

In September 2004 after spending several months communicating with patients and their relatives via emails on various medical topics, I was given the idea of operating a website for the same purpose. I liked the idea and setup my ONLINE OFFICE.

Over time the idea has grown and I have now registered my own domain name. The website has expanded to include a main personal website, a medical blog and a site enhanced for mobile devices.

On my medical blog, Dr Niyaf’s Online Clinic, I have decidedly concentrated on topic related to my speciality but continue to provide general guidance for anyone who asks about medical issues outside of my field.

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