Adeteju Ogunrinde, MD, MBA, FAAP, CoMUI Alumna of the Class of 1987 Donates Five Million Naira to the Sponsor-A-Student-Programme of the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan (CoMUI) to Support Two Students Through Medical School for Five Years

Dr. Adeteju Ogunrinde, through her NGO - The Total Health Kids Foundation - has generously made a financial contribution of N5,000,000 (Five Million Naira Only) to the Sponsor-A-Student-Programme aimed at supporting two students at the College of Medicine through medical school for five years.

In a statement made available to the College media, each potential student beneficiary will receive 500,000 Naira annually. The selection process for these scholarships will be managed by the SASP Global Committee at the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan based on the eligibility criteria set for student applicants. The beneficiaries will also be encouraged to give volunteer hours in community service as part of their educational experience.

The sponsor, Dr. Adeteju Ogunrinde, is an accomplished paediatrician and a very distinguished individual with a diverse range of expertise and interests. She is an alumna of the University of Ibadan of the Class of 1987 and George Washington University, where she earned her MBA in Healthcare Management in 2015.

In her professional life, Dr. Ogunrinde is not only a dedicated medical practitioner but also a serial entrepreneur, real estate investor, philanthropist, wife, and mother. Her commitment to service is evident through her extensive volunteer work on medical missions and the establishment of a free clinic in her hometown, where she offers free cataract surgeries and medical care to the underserved population.

Currently, Dr. Ogunrinde is focused on empowering those in need through various initiatives. Her foundation, Total Health Kids Foundation, provides scholarships and free medical support and collaborates with non-profits to address the critical needs of people in poor households and low-income communities. In addition to her medical and philanthropic efforts, she practices aesthetic medicine geared towards promoting self-care among her patients. Dr. Ogunrinde also finds joy in cooking and playing tennis during her leisure time.

It would be recalled that as part of the TOGETHER AGENDA of the current College leadership, led by the Provost, Professor Olayinka Omigbodun FAS, had embarked on the "Sponsor A Student Programme" to address the financial challenges faced by many of its students. The goal is to provide deserving but indigent students with the financial support they need to complete their medical education without the added burden of financial stress. Since the inception of the programme, The SASP scholarship programme has successfully supported 146 students since its inception, and currently, 118 students are beneficiaries of this life-changing initiative. The scholarship programme covers tuition, the Health Professional Training Levy (HPTL), accommodation, and Personal Upkeep. In the next few weeks the SASP programme will be coordinated by a Global Team of CoMUI alumni under the umbrella of the Ibadan College of Medicine Alumni Association (ICOMAA)

















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