Professor Olikoye Ransome-Kuti (ORK) was a man of many parts. He was a graduate of the University of Ibadan, Nigeria’s premier University, and a pediatrician by training. He was a humane person and was particularly concerned about the needless deaths of babies and children in Nigeria. He trained and served in Lagos early in his career. He introduced the Pakoto Community and Child Health Programme for the training of medical students at the University of Lagos. In 1983 along with two other Nigerians, he founded one of Nigeria’s foremost health-focused non-governmental organizations – the Society for Family Health Nigeria (SFH), with the mission to promote best practices in family planning and child health services in the country.