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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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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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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2022 World Social Work Day

The 2022 World Social Work Day is essential for Medical Social Workers to celebrate themselves and appreciate excellent work with diverse populations. The International Federation of Social Workers has tagged this year’s WSWD as Co-Building a new eco-social world: Leaving No One behind series of activities were conducted across the 36 States in Nigeria, including the Federal Capacity Territory (FCT), Abuja.

First, Mr. Kayode Ogedengbe (The National President of the Association of Medical Social Workers of Nigeria (AMSWON) was invited by the Global Social Services Workforce Alliance to serve as a panellist on a critical role in support and protection of children, families and others in needs, who are located in schools and healthcare facilities. This is a webinar that has the support of USAID, World Health Organisation and UNICEF, which emphasized how the diverse roles of social service workers located in schools and health care facilities; 2) exchanged learning on how the social service workforce can work most effectively when found in such community settings; and 3) provided recommended strategies and interventions for strengthening the social service workforce within such settings. The WHO representative emphasized the Global Perspective: the Social Service Workforce In Health Facilities and Settings. The WHO Health Action Plan: 2022-2030 highlighted the critical roles of social services workers worldwide, and it was not too surprising WHO tagged 2021 as the International Year of Health and Social Care Workers. View the slide on the Global Perceptive of social service workforce in the Health care facilities and settings.

To have recordings and fuller details about this webinar, click here.

Events commemorating World Social Work Day were organized across the country like Ogun State, Calabar, Lagos, and Oyo State. We’ve got Medical Social Workers to organize rallies and seminars around the importance of co-building a new ecologically friendly social world without leaving anyone behind.

Happy 2022 Social Work Month.



Global Social Service Workforce Alliance

International Federation of Social Workers