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

Membership form

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Our Executives


Meet the New President

Mr Ogedengbe Kayode Anthony brings 27years of experience as a Medical Social Worker and rose to become a Deputy Director at the Medical Social Services Department, University College Hospital Ibadan. Mr. Ogedengbe is a graduate of the University of Ibadan in Psychology and Social Work. Currently a Doctoral candidate in Social work at the University of Nigeria Nssuka, Enugu. He had training in Genetic counseling and training in act of counselling for people living with HIV/AIDS.

He has worked in diverse specialties of clinical social work practice which includes Surgery, Accident and Emergency, Medicine, Psychiatric, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Oncology unit and Paediatrics unit. He currently heads the Paediatrics and Child Welfare and Protection Units of the Medical Social Services Department. He is also the coordinator of the Departmental Social Work case conference.  He is a member of diverse multi-disciplinary team of the hospital and a Research Fellow of the Institute of Neuroscience of University College Hospital, Ibadan. He is the coordinator of student practicum at the medical social services Department U.C.H Ibadan. He is a member of the Alanu Fund committee of the University College Hospital Ibadan, Sexual Harassment Committee of University College Hospital Ibadan. He is also a serving member of the Board of management of the Ahmad Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria. He was the former National General Secretary of the Association of Medical Social Workers of Nigeria.

He is a Pastor at the Christ Life Church, Ibadan and Married with Children

Pandemic ethics: A resource for social work students, educators and practitioners”

IFSW has just published a new resource comprising vignettes depicting ethical challenges faced by social workers internationally during the Covid-19 pandemic. Each vignette is accompanied by a series of questions that can be used to stimulate reflection by individuals, or by groups in professional supervision/support meetings and education and training contexts. The vignettes are drawn from an international survey on ethical challenges during Covid-19.

Dawn Hobdy, IFSW Global Ethics Commissioner, said: “This new invaluable resource will help social workers from around the globe to develop their skills in ethical analysis, as well as to gain new perspectives on the nature of ethical practice“.

One of the core aims of this booklet is to highglight the value of taking time for slow, reflexive deliberation in contexts where social workers may feel pressure to make quick decisions and take action.

Sarah Banks, who led the research on which this resource is based upon, said: “We are grateful to all the social workers who responded to the survey, and particularly those whose experiences form the basis of the vignettes. Their contributions make this publication a very topical and practice-relevant resource to social workers around the globe.

Download your free copy here.

Coal-City 2021 Socio-Scientific Conference


The National Executive Council and members of the Association of Medical Social Workers of Nigeria is glad to announce that the forthcoming 2021 Socio-Scientific Conference will be held at the Federal Neuropsychiatry Hospital, Enugu.

Date: 26th-30th October, 2021. 9am daily.

Register for the conference: