Professor of Reproductive Endocrinology and Group Medical Director, MART Group of Clinics, Oladapo Ashiru, has been awarded the coveted African Child Prize Award for Discovery in Science and Innovation.
A press release signed by the MART Group’s Clinical Coordinator, Mrs. Biola Adewusi, said the event took place on June 16 in Lagos.
The event was organised by the African Child Foundation, which is a growing community of young African leaders who are passionate about humanitarian services.
Ashiru, who gave Africa its first IVF baby, was awarded the prize after a rigorous process, the release said.
The awards body said it identified with the world-acclaimed Ashiru’s accomplishments, especially in the area of setting a new agenda for Africa, with his pioneering spirit in the field of health care.
In his enviable citation, the awarding body notes that, “Ashiru was appointed the youngest professor in the field of medicine in Africa at the age of 32, and he has over 40-year experience in the treatment of infertility and reproductive endocrinology.
“He has also led several pioneering breakthroughs in medical science, including first test tube baby research, and first sickle-cell-free baby pre-implantation genetic testing.
“He had pioneered the use of Modern Mayr Medicine therapy in Africa, among many other achievements.”
While receiving the award, Ashiru thanked the African Child Foundation for the honour, while he dedicated the award to his team at the MART Group for their professionalism, care and dedication in the discharge of their respective duties every day.
He said the MART Group, with the help of God, would endeavour to continue to put smiles on the face of everyone that comes with a challenge; promising that “utmost perfection” would continue to attend the cutting edge services his team provides.