Professor Isaac Adewole

Professor Isaac Adewole
Minister of Health Nigeria
  • Isaac Folorunso Adewole is a Professor of Gynaecology and Obstetrics with special interest in Gynae-Oncology.
  • He was the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, former President of the African Organisation for Research Training in Cancer, former Provost, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan.
  • He is the only Nigerian professor appointed as member of the Council of the Association of Commonwealth Universities
  • Since November 2015 he has been the Minister of Health in the Cabinet of President Muhammad Buhari

Professor Adewole, throughout his clinical and academic career, focused largely on reproductive and maternal health, particularly Prevention of Mother to Child Prevention of HIV and the prevention of Cervical Cancer. He has published over 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals and books on Gynaecological oncology, Abortion, HIV/AIDS and Perinatal medicine. He is a passionate advocate for women’s health, and has received a number of awards and fellowships for his work in this area, such as a honorary doctorate of science from the University of Sunderland. He is also an adjunct Professor at Northwestern University in Chicago.

As Nigerian Minister of Health, Professor Adewole has focused his efforts on revitalising the dilapidated Nigerian Primary Health Care System. His flagship project is an ambitious initiative to upgrade 10,000 primary health care centres, one in each political ward, across the country. The Health Sector will benefit from the new One Functional PHC per ward program initiated by the new administration under his leadership.