Full First Name(s)
Friday Ebhodaghe
Title (honorific)
Academic Qualifications
PhD (2005, Karolinska Institute, Sweden); MBChB (1978, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria); BSc (1975, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria); FAAS (2018, African Academy of Sciences, Kenya); FAS (2012, Nigerian Academy of Science, Nigeria); FRCOG (2008, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, UK); FWACS (1984, West African Postgraduate Medical College, Nigeria)
Brief Biography (English)

Prof Friday Okonofua MD, PhD, is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Science as well as the African Academy of Science.

He has served as the Executive Director of the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics and as Honorary Adviser on Health to President Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria. Professor Okonofua is a Global Champion in Women’s Health, a discipline where he has Published more than 270 Journal Articles and obtained 46 international Research Grants.

Prof Okonofue is the Founder of the Women’s Health and Action Research Centre, one of Nigeria’s leading NGOs, and the Founding Editor of the African Journal of Reproductive Health. He is a Member of the Editorial Board of the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and a Reviewer to several international Journals. Prof Okonofue is the current Editor in Chief of the Proceedings of the Nigerian Academy of Science, published by the Nigerian Academy of Science.

He has served as a Program Officer at the Ford Foundation and as a Consultant to several international agencies, including the Macarthur Foundation and the World Health Organization. Prof Okonofue is the Team Leader of the World Bank Centre of Excellence in Reproductive Health Innovation, and the Coordinator of the World Bank projects at the University of Benin in Nigeria.

He has completed his term as the Pioneer Vice-Chancellor of the first University of Medical Sciences in Ondo State in Nigeria, and is currently the Director of Grants and Research at the University of Benin, in Nigeria. 

Job Title
Professor and Centre Leader
Primary Organisation
University of Benin, Nigeria
Website Address for Primary Organisation
African Country
African Region
West Africa

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