Prof. A.S. Jegede

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Prof. A.S. Jegede: BSc (Hon), MSc (IFE), PHD (Ibadan), MHSc, (Toronto). Dr Jegede is a Professor and Head of Department of Sociology, Faculty of the Social Sciences University of Ibadan. He teaches medical sociology and he is currently a Course Director at the Centre for West African Bioethics Training Programme, University of Ibadan. He holds a BSc and M.Sc. degrees in anthropology and sociology, PhD degree in medical sociology and MHSc in Medical Science (Bioethics). Dr. Jegede received the 2007 Wellcome Trust scholarship for the Biomedical Summer School on “Public Health: Justice, Autonomy and the Common Good”. He was a Fogarty Scholar at the Joint Centre for Bioethics, Institute of Medical Sciences of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto for the MHSc Medical Science degree in Bioethics in 2005/2006. A recipient of the UNFPA Membership Scholarship of the IUSSP for 2005 - 2009, Dr. Jegede was a fellow of the famous Salzburg Seminar session 400 on “New Trends and Innovations in Health Professions Education” in 2002. He was also a Leventis Scholar at the Centre for African studies, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London in 1995. A Merit Award Winner of the International Sociological Association’s (ISA) 2nd World-wide competition for young Sociologists in Germany in 1994. Also, he was the winner of the University of Ibadan Teaching Assistanceship Award in 1990 and PhD thesis Scholarship Award of the Council for the Development of Economic and Social Research in Africa (CODESRIA) in 1991. Dr. Jegede also won the CODESRIA Scholarship for the Youth and HIV/AIDS in Africa Training Institute in 2003. Since obtaining Ph.D. he has worked extensively on cultural and political dynamics of childhood immunization uptake, reproductive health including HIV/AIDS, child care practices including food taboos in child care and rearing, force-feeding practice, breastfeeding, medical decision making about children, Malaria and mental health. He is a member of reputable learned societies including the Partnership for Social Sciences in Malaria Control (PSSMC) of the Network of Social Scientists in Malaria Control of the Tropical Disease Research (TDR) World Health Organization (WHO).

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