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103 Medical Abbreviations In Nigeria And Their Full Meanings

Nigeria is blessed with so many health facilities and associations which have in one way or the other contributed to the well-being of our citizens. If you are in Nigeria and you haven't heard of any of these health associations, then this is an opportunity for you to do so.

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In this article, I would list some important medical abbreviations in Nigeria with their full meaning. These abbreviations are commonly used by healthcare practitioners and medical professionals in our country, Nigeria. Perhaps it is not necessary, but it can be useful knowledge for you in the future.

1. WHARC - Women's Health and African Research Centre

2. UUTH - University of Uyo Teaching Hospital

3. UNTH - University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital

4. UMTH - University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital

5. UITH - University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital

6. UDUTH - Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital

7. UCTH - University of Calabar Teaching Hospital

8. UBTH - University of Benin Teaching Hospital

9. SOGHIN - Society for Gastroenterotogy and Hepatology In Nigeria

10. SAF - Surgical Aid Foundation of Nigeria

11. PSN - Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria

12. PRRINN - Partnership for Reviving Routine Immunization in Northern Nigeria

13. PPFN - Planned Parenthood Federation of Nigeria

14. PMTCT - Prevention of Mother To Child Transmission

15. PHCDA - Primary Health Care Development Agency

16. PHCs - Primary Healthcare Centers

17. PAN - Paediatric Association of Nigeria

18. OOUTH - Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital

19. OAUTH - Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital

20. NVIMA - Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association

21. NURHI - Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative

22. NUAHP - Nigerian Union of Allied Health Professionals

23. NSN - Nutrition Society of Nigeria

24. NSHiP - Nigerian State Health Investment Project

25. NPHCDA - National Primary Health Care Davelopment Agency

26. NOA - Nigerian Optometric Association

27. NMEP - National Malaria Elimination Program

28. NMCP - National Malaria Control Programme

29. NMA - Nigerian Medical Association

30. NPI - National Programme on Immunization

31. NIPRD - National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development

32. NIMR - Nigerian Institute for Medical Research

33. NHREC - National Health Research Ethics Committee

34. NSRS - Nigeria Surgical Research Society

35. NSCR - National System of Cancer Registries

36. NHEA - Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Award

37. NFELTP - Nigerian Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program

38. NESREA - National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency

39. NEIHIS - Nigerian Entertainment Industry Health Insurance Scheme

40. NDHS - Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey

41. NDA - Nigerian Dental Association

42. NCH - National Council on Health

43. NCDC - Nigerian Center for Disease Control

44. NAUTH - Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital

45. NARD - National Association of Resident Doctors

46. NAPRAS - Nigerian Association of Plastic Reconstructive Aesthetic Surgery

47. NAUS - Nigerian Association of Urological Surgeons

48. NANNM - National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives

49. NAFDAC - National Agency for Food and Drug Administration Control

50. NAD - Nigerian Association of Dermatologies

51. NOHIL - National Orthopeadic Hospital, Igbobi, Lagos

52. NHIS - National Health Insurance Scheme

53. MSS - Midwives Service Scheme

54. MCSP - Maternal and Child Survival Program

55. MHWUN - Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria

56. MDCAN - Medical and Dental Consultant Association of Nigeria

57. MAPS - Malaria Action Programme for States

58. LUTH - Lagos University Teaching Hospital

59. LSMOH - Lagos State Ministry of Health

60. LSACA - Lagos State AIDS Control Agency

61. LASUTH - Lagos State University Teaching Hospital

62. JUTH - Jos University Teaching Hospital

63. JCHEW - Junior Community Health Extension Workers

64. ISPON - Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria

65. IPDs - Immunization Plus Days

66. IHVN - Institute for Human Virology Nigeria

67. IDH - Infectious Diseases Hospital

68. HPRG - Health Policy Research Group

69. HMOS - Health Management Organization

70. HMB - Hospital Management Board

71. HMCAN - Health and Managed Care Association of Nigeria

72. HIA - Health Insurance Agency

73. HCNM - Health Care Waste Management

74. GHI - Global Health Informatics

75. FMCS - Fellowship In The Medical College of Surgeons in Nigeria

76. FMH - Federal Ministry of Health

77. FMCs - Federal Medical Centers

78. FCMC - First Consultants Medical Centre

79. EHAI - Equitable Health Access Initiative

80. EHOAN - Evironmental Health Officers Association of Nigeria

81. DAN - Diabetics Association of Nigeria

82. CSDON - Child Survival Development Organization of Nigeria

83. COOUTA - Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojujwu University Teaching Hospital

84. CMD - Chief Medical Director

85. CHIS - Community Health Insurance Scheme

86. CHEW - Community Health Extension Worker

87. CHAN - Christian Health Association of Nigeria

88. CEAFON - Cancer Education and Advocacy Foundation of Nigeria

89. CDAN - Circumcision Descendants Association of Nigeria

90. BSUTH - Benue State University Teaching Hospital

91. BHCPF - Basic Health Care Provision Fund

92. ARSPON - Association of Rural Surgical Practitioners of Nigeria

93. ARN - Association of Radiograhers of Nigeria

94. APHPN - Association of Public Health Physicians of Nigeria

95. ANPA - Association of Nigeria Physicians in the Americas

96. AHNI - Achieving Health Nigeria Initiative

97. AHNI - Achieving Health Nigeria Initiative

98. APFH - Association for Reproductive and Family Health

99. AKTH - Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital

100. AMLSN - Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria

101. AHI - Actoon Health Incorporated

102. AGPMPN - Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria

103. AFRH - Association for Fertility and Reproductive Health 

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