Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano Nigeria

Zaria Road, P.M.B 3452 Kano GSM: 0706 8297399, 0706 8297396 (Selfless Service to Humanity)

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Departmental Functions:

The Family Medicine department (GOPD) is the first point of contact of new patients within the hospital in addition to the accident and emergency unit. It provides the following services:

  1. Residency training in Family Medicine.
  2. Primary and secondary care via the General outpatients, National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Staff, Retainership clinics and inpatient care.
  3. Referrals to the specialist clinics for deserving patients.
  4. Primary care at the Federal Staff Clinic, Federal Secretariat, Kano.
  5. Clinical and administrative services at Comprehensive Health Centre, Kumbotso.

Additional Achievements:

  1. 2 Registrars passed the Part I examinations of National Postgraduate Medical College in Family medicine in April 2012.
  2. 1 Registrar passed the Part 1 examination of the West African College of Physician (family medicine) in April 2012.
  3. 5 Registrars passed the Part 1 exam of NPMC in Family Medicine in Nov 2012.

Staff Development/Training/Seminars and Conferences Attended:

  • Residents attended various Revision/Updates courses &Workshops specified by the residency training guideline for Family Medicine.
  • 1 consultants attended AGSM of WACP in Accra, Ghana.
  • 1 Principal Medical officer attended a CME/NPMC Revision Course in Medicine in Kano.
  • 1 consultant attended the “Doctors as Educators” workshop in Ghana.

Research and Publication:

  1. Utilization of the Staff Clinic of a Tertiary Health facility in Nigeria (AKTH Experience).
  2. Use of pulmonary function assessment as counseling tool towards smoking cessation among adult smokers at the General Outpatient Clinic of AKTH, Kano.
  3. Pattern of Depression and Family Support among patients attending General outpatient Clinic of Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital
  4. Socio-demographic patterns of Generalized Anxiety Disorder in the GOPD of AKTH, Kano
  5. The pattern and determinants of pre-hypertension among adults attending the GOPD of AKTH, Kano.

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