Isaac Olufadewa

Country representing

Nigeria

Languages

Yoruba
English

Education

  • University of Ibadan
  • MB;BS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery)

Current organisation

Slum and Rural Health Initiative (SRHIN) / Pan African University of Life and Earth Sciences Institute (PAULESI)

Current role

Founder, SRHIN / MSc Student, PAULESI

Skills and Expertise

Healthcare
Human rights
Research
Social entrepreneurship
Women’s rights

Areas of interest

Education
Health
Human Rights
Leadership
Sustainable Development

Website & Social Links

I am passionate about

Actions

For over 8 years now, I have consistently worked on Adolescent Reproductive & Maternal Health Issues through volunteering with organizations and as the Founder, Slum and Rural Health Initiative (SRHIN), where we take healthcare to under-served African communities) and as General Secretary of Pan African Reproductive Health Young Scientists Association (PARHYSA). As a medical doctor, I have developed my skills in Reproductive Health advocacy, research and resource mobilization while devising innovative solutions to address the health challenges in sub-urban and rural communities across several states of Nigeria. Leveraging on various opportunities and platforms, most particularly that of Slum and Rural Health Initiative (SRHIN) www.srhin.org, a network of dynamic and diverse health professionals/volunteers from several African countries with the aim of providing quality reproductive healthcare information and services to under-served areas. I have spearheaded health sensitizations, outreaches and screening programs geared towards transforming awareness levels of reproductive health issues such as Family Planning, Sex Education etc. Through the organization’s activities, I have midwifed transformational change by providing reproductive health materials and also conducted HIV screenings in various communities especially rural areas and urban slums. We are currently levaraging on the immense power of technology using Apps, Social Media, Chatbots etc to promote delivery of healthcare information to young people. My strong leadership and academic excellence has earned me several awards including The Pan African University Scholarship Award in 2017 (Africa's premier continental university, an Initiative of the African Union); 'Letter of Commendation Award' in 2017 by the Commanding Officer 12 Field Engineer Regiment, Nigerian Army; The Literary and Debating Society 'Award for Excellence' in 2015 (presented by the Vice-Chancellor of University of Ibadan) among others.