Mr. Chinedu Nwaduru

CHINEDU NWADURU will graduate from the University Of Ibadan (UI), Nigeria with a bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery. He currently holds the position of Director of Projects at the Federation of African Medical Students’ Associations’ (FAMSA) Headquarters Board, where he uses his position to facilitate health promotion and campaigns across Africa. Working as a Research Trainee under the Stroke Investigative Research and Education Network, the largest study of stroke in Sub-Sahara Africa, and a member of the Student Research Network (STURN, UI); he has been involved in various research activities including on-field data collection, data analysis and scientific presentations both locally and internationally, further igniting his fire to improve the health indices in his country.

He is profoundly committed to the mentoring of young Nigerian students, having taught for several years at summer-camps. Currently leading the Mentorship Unit of FARI-Africa, a charitable organization, he spear-headed an online campaign that helped raised funds for over five indigent high school students for their final certificate examinations. Passionate about giving back to the community, he is involved in several voluntary outreach programmes including organizing medical check-ups to the rural parts of Ibadan, Nigeria. He is currently a member of the Senior Citizens Volunteer Club, a group of students involved in caring for the elderly at the University College Hospital, Ibadan.

He hopes to use the media to build capacities among young scholars, having served as Editor-In-Chief of the Medical Students’ Press in Ibadan for three years, and directed a number of widely viewed stage-plays in school, a member of the Literary and Debating Society of his school, and a professional compère at events. In his free time, he enjoys cooking and meeting new people.