- A Nigerian doctor has made it onto the list of Time's 100 Most Influential People in the world
- The physician, identified as Tunji Funsho, was honoured in recognition of his work as a vocal leader and advocate for Rotary’s fight to end polio in Africa
- Dr Funsho expressed joy over the honour, saying eradicating polio in Africa was a team effort
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A Nigerian physician identified as Tunji Funsho has been named one of Time's 100 Most Influential People in the world.
Time magazine, which recently released its 2020 list of 100 Most Influential People in the world, recognises the activism, innovation and achievement of the world’s most influential individuals.
According to Africa Newsroom, Dr Funsho is a Lagos-based cardiologist and he is the first Rotary member to be honoured by Time. The physician received the honour in recognition of the great work Rotary has done to eradicate polio in Africa.
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The medical doctor said:
“I’m honoured to be recognized by TIME for my part in ensuring that no child in Africa will ever again be paralysd by wild polio, a disease that once disabled 75,000 African children every single year.
“Eradicating the wild poliovirus in Africa was a team effort that required the cooperation and dedication of governments, partners, Rotary members, hundreds of thousands of health workers, and countless parents who chose to have their children vaccinated against polio.”
In other news, a Nigerian man studying in the United States (US), Ifeanyi Okpala, has made the nation really proud by winning a special award for his MS thesis at the University of Alabama Graduate School.
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Ifeanyi earned his Master's degree in flying colours as he completed a 105-page thesis, two journal articles, four conference papers, and had a CGPA of 4.0/4.0.
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