Professor Adeniran Bukola Fawole

– By Joseph Edun, ABH PRESS

The College of Medicine in the early hours of Wednesday announced the loss an icon, a beloved teacher and an astute researcher, Professor Fawole Adeniran to eternal bliss. He passed on after battling with a chronic illness at the age 57.

The much respected professor had his medical education at the premier university in Nigeria, where he met is lovely wife, Professor Fawole, who is also the dean of Faculty of Public Health and a classmate of the 1987 graduating set. He did his residency at the department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University College Hospital becoming a consultant in 1998.

A prolific researcher, Professor Fawole has published numerous outstanding researches critical to fetal and maternal mortality. He was an excellent academician and eminent researcher who was a member, reviewer and examiner of global committees, leading journals.

Examples of these are the;
• WHO Master Trainer in Evidence-Based Reproductive Health Care
• Member, WHO Postpartum Haemorrhage Guideline Development Group
• Reviewer, DFID/MRC/Wellcome Trust Global Health Trials Scheme
• Reviewer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
• Reviewer, DFID/MRC/Wellcome Trust Global Health Trials Scheme
• Associate Editor, African Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences
• Examiner, Faculty of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, West African College of Surgeons and National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria.

In attestation to his work on reduction of maternal mortality, he was appointed in 2017 by the Minister of Health, Professor Adewole to chair the Federal Government task force on reduction of maternal mortality.

Being a philanthropist right from school who liked giving both himself and his resources to help humanity, he co-founded the Hamstrings Club, a social philanthropic organisation in ABH as a student and served as the first scribe and subsequently the chancellor of the club. He was until his death, an active patron of the club.

Professor Fawole was a distinguished teacher whose classes, students looked forward to attending due to the simplicity and skilfulness with which he delineated every topic, and his ability to fully engage students throughout the lecture. On ward rounds, he was the favourite of students and nurses alike.

He will sorely be missed by students, doctors and every other person who has had the opportunity to come across a profound personality like him.

Rest on Professor Adeniran Bukola Fawole!

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  1. Olorunda says

    Your family will miss you.
    UCH will miss you.
    COMUI will miss you.
    Your colleagues will miss you.
    Your students will miss you.
    Adieu my teacher !!!

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