103 Medical Abbreviations in Nigeria and their Full Meaning

Medical Abbreviations in Nigeria and their Full Meaning

The following are some important medical abbreviations in Nigeria and their full meaning. They comprise of abbreviations commonly used by medical professionals and healthcare practitioners in Nigeria. It can be useful knowledge for anyone.


Medical Abbreviations in Nigeria and their Full Meaning


ABUTH   —  Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital

AFRH   —  Association for Fertility and Reproductive Health

AGPMPN   —   Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria

AHI  —  Action Health Incorporated

AMLSN  —  Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria

AKTH  —  Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital

APFH  —  Association for Reproductive and Family Health

AHNI  —  Achieving Health Nigeria Initiative

ANPA  —  Association of Nigerian Physicians in the Americas

APHPN  —  Association of Public Health Physicians of Nigeria

ARN  —  Association of Radiographers of Nigeria

ARSPON — Association of Rural Surgical Practitioners of Nigeria

BHCPF   —  Basic Health Care Provision Fund

BSUTH  —  Benue State University Teaching Hospital

CDAN — Circumcision Descendants Association of Nigeria

CEAFON — Cancer Education and Advocacy Foundation of Nigeria

CHAN — Christian Health Association of Nigeria

CHEW —  Community Health Extension Worker

CHIS   —   Community Health Insurance Scheme

CMD   —  Chief Medical Director

COOUTH   —  Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital

CSDON    —   Child Survival Development Organisation of Nigeria

DAN   —   Diabetes Association of Nigeria

EHAI   —  Equitable Health Access Initiative

EHOAN   —  Environmental Health Officers Association of Nigeria

FCMC   —  First Consultants Medical Centre

FMCs   —  Federal Medical Centers

FMH   —   Federal Ministry of Health

FMCS   —   Fellowship in the Medical College of Surgeons in Nigeria

GHI  —  Global Health Informatics

HCWM  —  Health Care Waste Management

HIA   —  Health Insurance Agency

HMCAN   —  Health and Managed Care Association of Nigeria

HMB   —   Hospital Management Board

HMOs   —   Health Management Organisations

HPRG   —  Health Policy Research Group

IDH —  Infectious Diseases Hospital

IHVN —  Institute for Human Virology Nigeria

IPDs Immunization Plus Days

ISPON   —  Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria

JCHEW   —  Junior Community Health Extension Workers

JUTH   —  Jos University Teaching Hospital

LASUTH   —  Lagos State University Teaching Hospital

LSACA   —   Lagos State AIDS Control Agency

LSMOH   —  Lagos State Ministry of Health

LUTH — Lagos University Teaching Hospital

MAPS  —  Malaria Action Programme for States

MDCAN   —  Medical and Dental Consultant Association of Nigeria

MHWUN   —  Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria

MCSP — Maternal and Child Survival Program

MSS   —  Midwives Service Scheme

NHIS   —  National Health Insurance Scheme

NOHIL   —   National Orthopaedic Hospital, Igbobi, Lagos

NAD   —  Nigerian Association of Dermatologists

NAFDAC  —  National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control

NANNM   —  National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives

NAUS   —  Nigerian Association Of Urological Surgeons

NAPRAS  —  Nigerian Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery

NARD  —  National Association of Resident Doctors

NAUTH  —  Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital

NCDC  —  Nigeria Center for Disease Control

NCH  —  National Council on Health

NDA   —  Nigerian Dental Association

NDHS —  Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey

NEIHIS —  Nigerian Entertainment Industry Health Insurance Scheme

NESREA   —  National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency

NFELTP   —   Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program

NHEA —  Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Awards

NSCR   —  National System of Cancer Registries

NSRS   —   Nigeria Surgical Research Society

NHREC   —   National Health Research Ethics Committee

NIMR   —   Nigerian Institute for Medical Research

NIPRD   —    National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development

NPI  —  National Programme on Immunization

NMA   —   Nigerian Medical Association

NMCP   —   National Malaria Control Programme

NMEP   —   National Malaria Elimination Program

NOA  —  Nigerian Optometric Association

NPHCDA   —   National Primary Health Care Development Agency

NSHIP   —   Nigeria State Health Investment Project

NSN   —  Nutrition Society of Nigeria

NUAHP   —  Nigerian Union of Allied Health Professionals

NURHI   —  Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative

NVMA —   Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association

OAUTH   —  Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital

OOUTH —  Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital

PAN  —   Paediatric Association of Nigeria

PHCs  —   Primary Healthcare Centers

PHCDA   —   Primary Health Care Development Agency

PMTCT   —   Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission

PPFN   —   Planned Parenthood Federation of Nigeria

PRRINN   —   Partnership for Reviving Routine Immunization in Northern Nigeria

PSN  —  Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria

SAF —   Surgical Aid Foundation of Nigeria

SOGHIN   —   Society for Gastroenterology and Hepatology In Nigeria

UBTH  —    University of Benin Teaching Hospital

UCTH   —  University of Calabar Teaching Hospital

UDUTH — Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital

UITH   —  University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital

UMTH — University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital

UNTH      —   University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital

UUTH    —   University of Uyo Teaching Hospital

WHARC —   Women’s Health and Action Research Centre



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