Association of Medical Social Workers of Nigeria


Association of Medical Social Workers of Nigeria has a vision to provide excellent Clinical Social Services delivery in the country and excellence in professional training of Medical Social Workers in the country while collaborating with medical research institutions towards addressing all psychosocial component of medical care in Nigerian health care settings.


To collaborate with government agencies, organisations, non-government organisations and private donors for the provision of prompt and effective service that will alleviate the psychosocial problems of patients and staff in all health settings in Nigeria in a conducive environment that foster training and stimulate ethical psychosocial research

About us

The Association of Medical Social Workers of Nigeria(AMSWON) is a professional association of all Professionally Qualified Social Workers practicing in Health Sector or health related government ministries and health related non-government organisations. The association is registered with the Cooperate Affairs Commission (RC: CAC/IT/NO: 17830)

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Members of the Society fall into four categories :

Full members,
Associate members,
Affiliate members
and Honorary members.

Code of Ethics

The code of Professional conduct is the means by which the medical social work Profession may regulate itself and model the way they interact with clients, other health Professionals and the Community.

Our Principles

1. Recognition of the Inherent Dignity of Humanity
2. Promoting Human Rights
3. Promoting Social Justice.
4. Promoting the Right to Self-Determination

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MARKURDI 2023 Socio-Scientific Conference/Training

We are thrilled to announce the upcoming Socio-Scientific Conference and Training of Association of Medical Social Workers of Nigeria (AMSWON).

This groundbreaking event will provide a platform for the exchange of knowledge, ideas, and best practices in the field of medical social work in Nigeria.


Hosted by the Federal Medical Centre, Makurdi, Benue State, 23rd to 27th October, 2023.


This conference promises to be an enriching and informative experience for all participants.




It is our pleasure to invite you all to our forthcoming socio-scientific conference/Training of the Association of Medical Social Workers of Nigeria (AMSWON)

Arrival:        Monday 24th October 2022.
Conference/Training: Tuesday 25th to Friday 28th October 2022.
Departure: Saturday 29th October 2022.
Venue:    School of Nursing, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.
Time:      9am Daily.
Theme:  The Health Impact of insecurity among affected individuals in the Society: The Role of Medical Social Work Practice in Nigeria

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Conference Registration

Training on Assessing and Understanding trauma in clinical Social Work practice.

Trauma is a universal concept, which can affect anyone, at any time. In the past few years, Nigerians and others around the world have been experiencing various traumatic events brought about by security and other challenges plaguing the world. Yet, there are limited facilities and healthcare personnel to help identify and address the trauma when people come in contact with healthcare or social service organisations.
Social Workers are tasked to intervene with the psychosocial problems that the patient/client brings. It is therefore important for social workers to be skilled in dealing with trauma and it’s impacts on physical and mental well-being. This training is to equip social workers with the requisite skills to identify and help clients deal with trauma.

Theme: Assessing and Understanding Trauma in Clinical Social Work Practice

Date: 18th and 19th, August, 2022

Time: 9:00 am daily

Venue: Hybrid(Physical and Virtual) Federal Neuropsychiatry Hospital, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria.

Amswon members 20,000 naira
Non-Amswon members (local) 30,000 naira
Non-Amswon members (International) $100 – US dollars.



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