Polio Eradication
Oct 09, 2020
Dr. Abdulrahman Olatunji Funsho
Polio Eradication

Dr Tunji Funsho, is a member of the Rotary club of Lekki Phase 1 Lagos (D9110). Previously he was a member of Rotary club of Kano which he joined in 1985.

Dr Tunji Funsho currently serves as Chairman Nigeria National Polio Plus Committee. He is also a member of Africa regional Polio Plus committee, Member International Polio Plus committee IPPC, Member End of Polio Subcommittee, Member Polio awards subcommittee of IPPC. A physician/cardiologist and Healthcare Consultant, Dr Tunji Funsho graduated from Ahmadu Bello University Medical School in Zaria in 1974.

The World Health organization declared Africa to be polio free recently. To read more of this, please click here.

Dr Tunji Funsho worked with the Kano and Lagos state governments from 1974- 1976 before proceeding to the UK for his postgraduate specialization in Medicine/cardiology where he attended National Institute for Neurology London, Royal Postgraduate Medical school London, National Heart Hospital London. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians(London.) He returned to Kano to practice with the state government until 1985 when he retired into private practice.

Dr Tunji Funsho was a District Governor 1995/96 (He received the Calgary award for membership.) He was a State Polio Plus representative, Polio Plus chairman, The Rotary Foundation Grant’ subcommittee chairman, District Trainer, Member (district strategy committee) and a delegate to the Council on Legislation COL in 2001. 

Currently he is Chairman Health Concerns Committee of D9110.  He is instrumental to the formation of the Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) Nigeria division and was chair of the Nigeria Division for 5 years and regional chair for Africa until June 2015.

Please click here to see an interview with him last November.