Emeritus Umaru shehu Biography

Professor Emeritus Umaru Shehu (CON) (CFR)
by Bosoma Sheriff and Shettima Maina Mohammed

NAME: Umaru Shehu
TITLES: Professor Emeritus (CON),
(CFR)
SEX Male
DATE OF BIRTH 8TH December 1930
PLACE OF BIRTH Maiduguri, Borno State
NATIONALITY Nigerian
MARITAL STATUS Married with 3 children

EDUCATION

  1. Elementary School, Maiduguri 1935-1940
  2. Middle School, Maiduguri 1941-1943
  3. Kaduna College 1944-1947
  4. University College, Ibadan 1948-1953
  5. University of Liverpool, England 1953-1956
  6. University of Liverpool, England 1966-1967

PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS AND AWARDS
M.B.B.S (London)
I.R.C.F (London)
M.R.C.S (England)
D.P.H (Liverpool, awarded with distinction)
F.M.C.P.H (Fellow of the Medical Council in Public Health)
M. F. C.M. [UK](Member of the Faculty of Community Medicine)
F. F. C.M. [Nigeria](Fellow of the Faculty of Community Health)
F. F. C.M. [UK](Fellow of the Faculty of Community Medicine)
F.A.S (Fellow of the Academy of Science)
F.W.A.C.P (Fellow of the West African College of Physicians)
Hon. D.Sc. (ABU)
D. F. M. C.. [Nigeria](Distinguished Fellow of the National Postgraduate Medical College)
Hon. D.Sc. (UNN)

PUBLICATIONS AND PAPERS PRESENT
19 Publications, and 10 papers presented, mostly on Health

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POSITIONS CURRENTLY HELD
A. UNIVERSITY SYSTEM

  1. Professor Emeritus, University of Maiduguri 2000
  2. Hon. Consultant Physician,
    University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital 1991 to date

B. NATIONAL BODIES
i) CHAIRMANSHIP
Chairman, Board of Governors, STOPAIDS Organization

ii) PATRONSHIP

  1. Patron, Guild of Medical Directors
  2. Patron, Nationwide Network for Health
  3. Patron, Nigerian Medical Forum of Great Britain and Ireland
  4. Patron, Nigerian Institute of Stress

iii) MEMBERSHIP TO FOUNDATION/ASSOCIATION/PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS

  1. Trustee, National Foundation on V.V.F.
  2. Board of Trustees, Nigerian Tuberculosis and Leprosy Association
  3. Member, Editorial Board-West African Medical Journal
  4. Consulting Editor, The Nigerian Medical Practitioner
  5. Editorial Adviser, The Nigerian Postgraduate Medical Journal
  6. Joint Editor-in-Chief, British Medical Journal (West African Edition)

WORKING EXPERIENCE

  1. Pre-registration House Surgeon-Southport Infirmary, U.K 1957
  2. WITH THE GOVERNMENT OF NORTHERN NIGERIA
    i) Pre-registration House Physician 1957
    ii) Medical Officer 1957-1963
    iii) Senior Medical Officer 1963-1965
    iv) Principal Medical Officer 1965-1966
    v) Assistant Chief Medical Officer 1966-1967
    vi) Chief Medical Officer (Preventive Services Division 1967-1968
  3. Deployed to North-Eastern State as Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health and Chief Medical Officer but elected to transfer to Ahmadu Bello University.
  4. WITH AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY, ZARIA
    i) Reader and Acting Head of Department of Community Medicine 1968-1970
    ii) Deputy Dean, Faculty of Medicine 1968-1970
    iii) Acting Director, Institute of Health 1969-1970
    iv) Professor of Community Medicine 1970
    v) Head of Department of Community Medicine 1970-1978
    vi) Director, Institute of Health 1970-1977
    vii) Deputy Vice Chancellor 1975-1976
    vii) Pro Vice Chancellor (Academic) 1977-1978
  5. SCHOOL OF MEDICINE OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL, USA
    Visiting Professor 1976-1977
  6. UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA
    Vice Chancellor University of Nigeria, Nsukka 1978-1980
  7. WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION APPOINTMENTS
    i) Short-Term Consultant-Working Group on “Health Services
    and Manpower Development Mechanism”, Geneva Sept. 1970
    ii) Temporary Adviser Oct. 1970
    iii) Short-Term Consultant May-June 1971
    iv) Short-Term Consultant Oct. 1972
    v) Short-Term Consultant Oct. 1973
    vi) Consultant-Technical Discussions-24th WHO Regional
    Committee for Africa 1974
    vii) Member, Regional Expert Advisory Panel on Public Health Administration
    viii) National WHO Programme Coordinator/Representative
    in Nigeria 1980-1985
    ix) Director WHO Sub-Regional Health Development Office 111 1985-1989
    x) WHO Representative to Ethiopia 1990
  8. UNIVERSITY OF MAIDUGURI
    i) Provost, College of Medical Sciences 1991-1993
    ii) Sole Administrator, University of Maiduguri 1993-1994
  9. UNIVERSITY COLLEGE HOSPITAL, IBADAN
    i) Chairman, Board of Management, U.C.H., Ibadan 1991-1994
  10. BAYERO UNIVERSITY, KANO
    i) Pro-Chancellor and Chairman Governing Council 1993-1996
  11. UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS, LAGOS
    i) Pro-Chancellor and Chairman Governing Council 1996-1999
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PAST MEMBER TO 24 COMMITTEES, COUNCILS, PANELS AND COMMISSIONS AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL,

HELD OFFICES IN 19 ASSOCIATIONS, COUNCILS, AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL,

HELD OFFICES AS PRESIDENT MEDICAL SCHOOLS IN AFRICA (1973-1975) AND EXTERNAL EXAMINER IN PUBLIC HEALTH, UNIVERSITY OF GHANA MEDICAL SCHOOL

MEMBERSHIP TO PROFESSIONAL BODIES

  1. Nigerian Medical Association
  2. The Society of Health, Nigeria
  3. Science Association of Nigeria
  4. Association of Community Physicians of Nigeria
  5. Nigerian Academy of Science
    NATIONAL HONOURS
    i) Commander of the Federal Republic (CFR) 2000
    ii) Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) 1979

OTHER DISTINCTIONS AND HONOURS

  1. Foundation Fellow of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria
  2. Foundation Fellow of the West African College of Physicians
  3. Foundation Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Science
  4. Foundation Fellow of the Faculty of Community Health (Nigeria)
  5. Mentioned in:
    a) WHO is WHO in the World
    b) Men of Achievement
    c) Dictionary of International Biography
    d) Africa Year Book 1977-Who is Who in Africa
    e) WHO is WHO in Nigeria
    f) A Dictionary of African Biography 1971

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