Name: Odunsi David Ayomide
Date of Birth: January 8, 1993
Education: Waec Africa Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations, Bachelor of Medicine; Bachelor of Surgery (In view)
Occupation: Non-profit leader
Please describe your vision of a world that works for everyone.
I see a world where people especially children who are the leaders of tomorrow can gain access \r\n to quality healthcare ,only in this would they be able to maximize their full potentials in the areas of education, business, leadership and the likes. A world where young people can grow into adults positioned to make important policies that would transform and re-engineer every facet of our lives, such that everyone finds living convenient, everyone is able to add their quota and leave this world a better place than we met it.
What do you see as the most pressing problems facing the world today?
There are a lot of pressing problems, but the one I see as most pressing is the access to good quality health care, in most developing countries the larger chunk of the population has no access to quality healthcare especially children who of course are the most vulnerable because they are yet to develop enough immunity to protect them against these diseases, most of which are preventable. A good example is the Rota virus associated diarrhea that kills children on a yearly basis in developing countries, little or nothing is being done to campaign against it or immunize children against it, the total of number of children that dies through this vaccine preventable disease is not less than a quarter of the persons that die as a result of HIV/AIDS, so it\’s important to begin to focus more on children since they are the movers and shakers of the next generation, investing more in their health is the least we owe them.
How do you feel these problems could best be solved?
In the area of improving access to quality healthcare, it\’s important to realize that leaving it entirely to the government won\’t produce the much anticipated results, as such it\’s important we begin to consider other options. One of the ways I strongly believe can be deployed to solving this problem is encouraging and strengthening health insurance schemes, also another potent way is to encourage more corporate bodies to vote more of their corporate social responsibility fund into the health sector. Another efficacious tool is through the activities of Non-profits, just like Rotary international is spearheading the fight against Polio globally, imagine several other Non-profit also springing up to tackle different global health challenges, the cumulative effect would be phenomenal, one of my strong passions is to set a program to train Medical students on how to start and sustain a Medical Non-profit that is strategically positioned to solve global health challenges. Lastly I would initiate a lot of online campaigns against selected health problems like Rota virus so as to get the attention of health policy makers.
I, David Odunsi have 3 years experience in the management of Non-profits, currently the Project Director and Secretary Board of trustees of Master’s Hand Touch Life Foundation where I focus on helping children with congenital heart defects get free surgical treatment and also reaching out to rural areas and secondary schools in the aspect of free health services. The Medical Non-profit achieved a feat in 2018 by bringing Ong Pobic; an Italian surgical group to partner with the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital to help provide free surgical interventions to indigent children living with congenital heart defects. I also serve as a Medical volunteer for Hand of Love Africa Initiative and Christian Medical and Dental Association where I also chaired the Class day committee and the Academic seminar day committee respectively. I also serves as the campus coordinator of S3 Lagos Conference; a youth conference that focuses on entrepreneurship and career development, also he\’s the President of the Rotaract Club of his campus, the Rotaract club is a club whose purpose is to help provide opportunity for young people between the ages of 18 and 30 to enhance the knowledge and skills that will assist them in personal development to address the physical and social needs of their communities and to promote better relations between all people worldwide through a framework of friendship and service, and whose goals are: To develop professional and leadership skills. To emphasize respect for the rights of others, and to promote ethical standards and the dignity of all useful occupations. To provide opportunities for young people to address the needs and concerns of the community and our world. To provide opportunities for working in cooperation with sponsor Rotary clubs. To motivate young people for eventual membership in Rotary.
I am currently pursuing a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree is driven to solving global health challenges through Non-profits. I have a strong passion is to help set up a program equipped to train 500 Medical students across Nigeria yearly on starting and sustaining a Medical Non-profit strategically positioned to solve global health challenges and also envisions starting a campaign/Non-profit devoted to championing the fight against Rotavirus; a Virus regarded as the no 1 killer diarrhea associated virus in children under 5 worldwide with the highest prevalence in Africa. I am an ardent believer in knowledge tutors biology part-time since 2013 to students preparing for GCE, WAEC, UTME and POST UTME examinations at Excellence Tutorial Centre and Excellence Brain College where he revolutionized learning by leveraging on technology to teach students, he runs a blog davidodunsi.wordpress.com where I receives assignments from students, provide corrections as well as provide biology-inclined write ups and presentations. His students are high flyers studying Medicine, Nursing, Biochemistry, Microbiogy and other biology related courses in higher institutions of learning in Nigeria, in 2018 he was awarded an Academic Excellence Award by Excellence Brain College. I am currently the Chief Executive Officer of King’s Tutorials; a free tutorial outfit he co-founded with two colleagues towards teaching freshmen medical students so as to give them a good start in their medical training. My popularly is called King David also sit as the Chief Executive Officer of King’s Anastigmatic Solutions; a company founded in 2018 to focus on agriculture, real estate amongst other sectors.