Academy mourns former Minister of Health

Academy mourns former Minister of Health

Professor Babatunde Osotimehin, FAS, Executive Director, United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) died in New York, USA on Sunday, 4 June 2017.
Professor Osotimehin was born on 6 February 1949 and he was educated at Igbobi College, University of Ibadan and University of Birmingham, U.K. He was appointed a Professor of Chemical Pathology at the College of Medicine University of Ibadan in 1988. Professor Osotimehin served as the Provost of the College later.

Professor Osotimehin was a former Minister of Health, Abuja; and Director General, National Agency for Control of AIDS (NACA). He was subsequently appointed Director General, UNFPA in 2010.
Professor Osotimehin was inducted into the Nigerian Academy of Science as a Fellow in 2006.
He is survived by his wife Mrs Olufunke Osotimehin, five children and five grand children.
May his soul rest in Peace.