Temitope Adedeji, Akure
Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has approved the appointment of Prof. Adesegun Fatusi as the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Medical Science, (UNIMED), Ondo City, Ondo State.
Prof. Fatusi replaces the pioneer Vice-Chancellor of the University of Medical Sciences, UNIMED, Ondo Prof. Friday Okonofua, FAS, FAAS following the successful completion of his tenure. Adesegun Olayiwola FATUSI is a Professor of Community Medicine and Public Health, and an accomplished scholar, policy actor, academic leader and administrator who has served in leadership positions within the academia, international research and professional circles, and civil society.
He was a former Provost of the College of Health Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Prof. Fatusi also served as the Director of the Institute of Public Health and Head of the Department of Community Health in OAU. He was also the pioneer Director of OAU’s Population and Reproductive Health Programme (PRHP) – a partnership between Bill & Melinda Gates Institute of Population & Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA (JHSPH) and OAU. He previously worked as Technical Adviser with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Nigeria and is currently with the Guttmacher Institute, New York as Director of International Research.
Prof. Fatusi is well-published with about 100 peer-reviewed articles and authored over 50 technical publications. He has served as the Lead Consultant for several national studies, including National Study on School Health; National Obstetrics Care Study; Performance Factor Special Study on Reproductive and Child Health; and, the National Tuberculosis Quality of Care Study. With a remarkable track record in craftsmanship and resource mobilisation, he has served as Nigeria Country Lead/Principal Investigator for several multi-country studies, including UNICEF’s Learning Plus Project, Tobacco Advertising and Global Youth Market Study funded by Bloomberg Foundation, the Global Early Adolescent Study, and the formative research for WHO’s Global Accelerated Action for the Health of Adolescents (AA-HA!) framework. He has also served as the national team leader for the development of Nigeria’s proposal for funding from the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. A foremost policy expert, he has served as the Chair of Nigeria’s National Technical Working Group on Adolescent Health and Development since 2006 and led the development of over 10 national policy and strategy documents in the fields of adolescent health, HIV and AIDS, and Reproductive, Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH).