Prof F.A Durosinmi Etti

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Professor Francis Abayomi Durosinmi-Etti (OFR) obtained his M.B,B.S degrees from the College of Medicine, University of Lagos in June 1972. He worked as a Medical Ofcer at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) from where he proceeded to the Christie Hospital and Radium Holt Institute, University of Manchester, England between 1975 and 1979 for his Postgraduate training and qualications in Radiation Therapy and Oncology. (Specialist in Cancer Treatment) He had additional working experience at the Cookridge Hospital Leeds, and Clatterbridge Hospital, Liverpool, England before returning home in 1980 where he was soon appointed a Lecturer at the College of Medicine University of Lagos and Consultant in Radiation Therapy and Oncology to Lagos University Teaching Hospital.

In 1988 the United Nations, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, Austria appointed him as a Radiotherapy (Cancer) Specialist responsible for the worldwide activities of the IAEA in Cancer Radiotherapy. He held this position between 1988 and 1995 during which period he was largely instrumental to the development of the specialty in 45 developing countries of the world spanning Africa, Asia and Pacic, Eastern Europe and Latin America among several others

In 1988 the United Nations, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, Austria appointed him as a Radiotherapy (Cancer) Specialist responsible for the worldwide activities of the IAEA in Cancer Radiotherapy. He held this position between 1988 and 1995 during which period he was largely instrumental to the development of the specialty in 45 developing countries of the world spanning Africa, Asia and Pacific, Eastern Europe and Latin America among several others

He has served Nigeria at various other levels including his position as the Pioneer Chief Medical Director and Chief Executive Officer of the prestigious National Hospital, Abuja. He was later appointed in 2003 as Secretary to the Federal Character Commission, under the Presidency in Abuja, a position which he voluntarily relinquished on 14 October 2011 to continue as full time Professor at the University of Lagos till date

He also served as Chairman National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced persons and later as the Chairman of the Board of Federal Medical Centre, Ebute-Metta, Lagos under whom the hospital attained magnicent heights.

He is the founding and current President of Cancer Education and Advocacy Foundation of Nigeria (CEAFON). He is a Fellow and Member of several local and International Professional Associations and a recipient of several local and International awards including the highly prestigious Ofcer of the Order of the Federal Republic. (OFR)

SOME SPECIFIC ROLES IN UPGRADING RADIOTHERAPY SERVICES AT SOME TEACHING HOSPITALS IN NIGERIA Assisted the Radiotherapy Department at UCH Ibadan in obtaining International technical assistance in establishment of a modern Medical Physics laboratory for radiation dosimetry and protection.
Assisted UCH Ibadan in obtaining overseas fellowships for the training of 2 Radiation technologists in the UK both of whom now run the radiotherapy service at UCH.

Assisted in obtaining sponsorship for the overseas training of one radiotherapist for UCH. Involved with the establishment of a new Radiotherapy department at ABUTH. Zaria. The centre is already designated by the Federal Government as the National Centre of excellence in Radiotherapy and Oncology. Assisted in obtaining International support worth $550,000 for the provision of a new Intracavitary brachytherapy machine, computerized treatment planning system and a new Cobalt-60 radiotherapy machine worth $350,000 for the new Radiotherapy department at ABUTH Zaria

Assisted in obtaining sponsorship for the overseas training of one radiotherapist for UCH. Involved with the establishment of a new Radiotherapy department at ABUTH. Zaria. The centre is already designated by the Federal Government as the National Centre of excellence in Radiotherapy and Oncology. Assisted in obtaining International support worth $550,000 for the provision of a new Intracavitary brachytherapy machine, computerized treatment planning system and a new Cobalt-60 radiotherapy machine worth $350,000 for the new Radiotherapy department at ABUTH Zaria

BOLIVIA: Establishment of brachytherapy facilities at Teaching Hospitals at La Paz, Cochabamba, Santa Cruz and Sucre. 1992.

CAMEROON: Establishment of low dose rate brachytherapy services at the General hospital at Yaounde and Douala.1992-93.

DEM. REP .OF KOREA: Improvement of radiotherapy services for teletherapy and brachytherapy at Pyongyang. North Korea. 1992

ECUADOR: Establishment of remote afterloading high dose rate brachytherapy facilities at Quito. 1992.

EGYPT : Pilot project on brachytherapy for carcinoma of the cervix. Includes coordination of the training programme for 120 specialists. 1988-92.Coordination of a new project aimed
at the manufacture of a simple cobalt-60 teletherapy machine in Cairo.1993.

ETHIOPIA: Establishment of a new department of radiotherapy at the University of Addis Ababa.1992.

ETHIOPIA: Establishment of a new department of radiotherapy at the University of Addis Ababa.1992.

GUATEMALA: Establishment of high dose rate remote afterloading brachytherapy facilities. 1992.

GHANA: Establishment of the National Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine Network at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital. Accra. 19971998

HAITI: Improvement of radiation protection and radiotherapy services 1992.

INDONESIA: Establishment of new Teletherapy facility at Pershabatan hospital Jakarta.1991. Development of postgraduate training programme in Medical Physics.1993.

JORDAN: Upgrading of radiotherapy and medical physics at Al-Bashir Hospital. Amman.Jordan.1991.

KENYA: Introduction of high dose rate remote afterloading technique for treatment of carcinoma of the cervix and oesophagus at the Kenyatta National hospital.

NICARAGUA: Establishment of a modern Radiotherapy Centre. Managua.1990.

NIGERIA: Resuscitation of radiotherapy facilities (brachytherapy and teletherapy) at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital. 1992 Establishment of brachytherapy service at the new radiotherapy department of Ahmadu Bello University Teaching hospital Zaria. 1993. Establishment of the new and rst Linear Accelerator for Radiotherapy Services in Nigeria at the National Hospital for Women and Children. Abuja. 1998 Establishment of . conversion training Programme for Medical Physicists in Nigeria. Chairman of the registration Committee.
Establishment of International Cancer Center Abuja 2010 .
Establishment of the National Oncology Nurses Training Programme at the National Hospital. Abuja.

PAKISTAN: Establishment of new Cobalt-60 teletherapy unit at Jamshoro Medical centre 1990.

SRI-LANKA: Introduction of remote high dose rate brachytherapy and computerised planning.Cancer Institute. Colombo. 1989.

UGANDA: Development of a new radiotherapy department at Mulago hospital. Kampala.1993.

VENEZUELA: Introduction of high dose rate remote afterloading brachytherapy techniques at the Central University, Caracas 1989.

ZIMBABWE: Establishment of a postgraduate training programme in Radiotherapy and Medical Physics.1988.

ROMANIA: Introduction of remote afterloading brachytherapy techniques at Coltea hospital. Bucharest.1993.

URUGUAY: Introduction of remote afterloading brachytherapy techniques and computerised treatment planning.1993.

VIETNAM: Upgrading of radiotherapy facilities for teletherapy and brachytherapy at the Tumour centre. Ho Chi Minh city 1993.

COLOMBIA: Introduction of remote afterloading brachytherapy techniques at the National cancer institute. Bogota1993.

TANZANIA: Improvement of Radiotherapy services and Dosimetry at Muhimbili Medical Centre. Dar es salam. 1993.