Professor Emeritus

Prof. Akin Abayomi is a specialist in Internal Medicine, Oncology, Environmental Health and Biosecurity. Akin studied at the Royal Medical College of Saint Bartholomew’s Hospital in the University of London where he attained his first graduate degree in Medicine and progressing to obtain fellowships from both Royal College of Medicine in the United Kingdom and the College of Medicine of South Africa. Akin has worked in several countries around the world in Internal Medicine has been exposed to a variety of geographical variations of disease patterns within the discipline of Internal Medicine. Akin also trained in ecosystem integrity, wilderness management and biosecurity and has a special interest in environmental health. Akin manages a 300 Acre organic bio habitat forest conservation project in his spare time in Osun State on the banks of Osun River. Akin is Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Nigerian Institute of Medical research, Emeritus in the Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Stellenbosch in Cape Town and Principal Investigator of the Global Emerging Pathogens Treatment Consortium or GET, which was established at the height of the Ebola Outbreak to address biosecurity concerns in Africa.

Akin has a passion for ecosystem integrity and the impact of environmental degradation on human health, practicing holistic organic agroforestry in combination with ecosystem conservation.

While the evidence for the health benefits for consuming organic food free of pesticides and other chemical induced artificial growth enhancers is limited, one has to look at the holistic approach and view the organic agro industry from a higher level of impact. Organic farming fits in and is integral to a greater and deeper understanding of our position as custodians of our ecosystem and the network of force that come together to ensure we are not only living in an integral web of health, but also ensuring we protect the next generation.

I like to think of the bigger picture which is the organic web of impact that has multiple dimensions and implications. I will endeavor to explain this during the conference.