Dr. Bola Olaosebikan, Nigerian medical doctor renowned for his efforts in combating malaria, will this weekend, take his battle against the disease to CNN International’s African Voices.
The writer, founder/ publisher of Health Care, Nigeria’s first health magazine, will be the star guest of this weekend’s edition of the 30-minute magazine programme which is sponsored by national telecoms company, Globacom.
Olaosebikan is a versatile health professional and Nigeria’s pioneer health strategist for preventive health care and also a herbal health consultant. The programme will focus on his contributions to checkmating one of Africa’s biggest health challenges, the malaria scourge. The physician will discuss the potentials of natural ingredients in tackling the problem, and how he is using herbs to create products that he hopes can help supplement conventional medicine in combating malaria.
The programme will run at 4.30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. on Saturday and at 12.30 p.m. and 7.30 p.m. on Sunday. Further repeats will be broadcast on Monday at 11:30am and on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.
He attended the Kwara State College of Technology and the University of Ibadan College of Medicine, where he obtained an MBBS degree. He was the National Assistant Secretary General of the Nigeria Medical Association in 1985; board member of Lagos State Hospital Management Board and former Commissioner of Health in Kwara State.
Olaosebikan founded Health Care magazine in 1986, and runs Sunrise Clinic based in Lagos. He was appointed Commissioner for Environment and Tourism in August 2003, in Kwara State. He holds the traditional titles of Asoju Oba of Imota in Lagos State, and Babaewe of Offa in Kwara State.