'''Dr Francis Okechukwu Ohanyido''' a contemporary Nigerian Public Health Physician, poet, oral Historian, Essayist, and philosopher who has also carved a niche for himself an activist.

*He in the early 2000s he had theorised on possible digital ICT convergence with medicine or Telemedicine/eHealth and the possible deployment in Nigeria, as well as other low-income settings. He mid-wifed the birth of the the web-based advocacy group Nigerian Telemedicine Development Alliance (NTDA) and later became the acting Secretary General of Society for Telemedicine and eHealth in Nigeria (SfTeHIN) .

*In African writing, he started an integrative off-shoot of Africanism called 'Afrisecal Movement' which he expounded in his poetry and essays.

*As an activist, he got his baptism of fire from Abacha security men when he had on occasions spoken out for democracy while a student in the University, thereby opposing the military Junta of the late Maximum dictator. He is also credited to championing a Rights-Based approach to healthcare.

He is widely interviewed and published in all major media in issues relating to health, literature, and governance.

Fellow & Member of Many Societies, institutes, Associations across the globe, he is also listed in many directories.
He is an Alumnus of University of Jos, Imo State University, Harvard University, American University of Armenia, and so forth.
He is a past Chairman of the Association of Nigerian Authors for Kaduna State in Nigeria.
He was a past St. Pirans' Youth Poetry Laureate.
He has equally made several Rolls and Citations and once commended by the Speaker of Nigerian House of Representatives.


Francis Ohanyido Poems

Smile Away The Pains

Though gray streaks of sorrow
Permeate our hearts... more »

Reunion Song (For 25th Anniversary Of F.G.C. Jos My Alma Mata)

Haba, never shall my heart forget
The friends I found so kindly hearted
Nostalgic shall be the day we met
And dear shall be the morn we parted!... more »

The Warrior’s Drum

I have heard it told
I have heard it said
Many times, in many folktales of old
That there was in ancient days... more »

Francis Ohanyido Quotes

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