PROFESSOR OLUWAFEMI KUTI
Professor Oluwafemi Kuti has his undergraduate training at the University of Nigeria Nsukka and graduated in 1983 with distinctions in Anatomy, Biochemistry and Physiology . He was the best all round student in Paediatrics and was awarded the prestigious Federal Government Merit award for high academic standing in two consecutive sessions, 79/80 and 80/81. He is a fellow of West African College of Surgeons, the Nigerian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecology and the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology London.
After serving as the Chief Medical Director of the State Specialist Hospital Ondo, Nigeria, Professor Kuti returned to academics and joined the services of Obafemi Awolowo University on the 1st of September 1999 and rose through the ranks to become Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology on the 1st of October 2009. His research focus is on Feto-Maternal Medicine and he is a leading expert in this field in Nigeria with over 6o published articles in reputable national and international peer-reviewed scientific journals. He is the current president of the Association of Feto-Maternal Medicine Specialist of Nigeria. He was head of Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology from 2012 to 2015 and the current head of Perinatal Unit and the Coordinator of Postgraduate training in the department. He is actively involved in postgraduate training in the West African College of Surgeons and the Nigerian Postgraduate Medical College.
In 2007, Professor Kuti formed the Maternal and Fetal Health Organisation, which is a non-governmental, non-profit and non-political organization that provides advocacy, training and research for the prevention of Maternal and Perinatal Mortality (www.mafeho.com) which has been at its helm since then. He has been invited as lead consultant to the Ondo State Government Safe Motherhood programs and has given keynote lectures at the society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of Nigeria (SOGON), the Nigerian Medical Association, and the Association of General Practitioners. Internationally he has been invited on many occasions by the World Health Organisation (WHO), Geneva, and Global Alliance for the Prevention of Prematurity and Stillbirths (GAPPS), Seattle, USA to participate as expert, in deliberations on Maternal and Newborn Health.
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