Abuja is the capital city of Nigeria; it is in the centre within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Abuja was mostly built in the 1980s and has an estimated population of 6 million, Abuja is one of the fastest growing cities in Africa. Abuja has beautiful major religious sites such as Nigerian National Mosque and Nigerian National Christian Centre, and like many African major cities is bursting with culture and life. Abuja has a tropical wet and dry climate, average temperature range 15-36 degrees Celsius, average rainfall 1-262mm per month.

Address: Garki Hospital, Tafawa Balewa Way, Area 8 Garki, Abuja, Nigeria. PMB 656 Garki.

Local Airport: Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (ABV).

Info: Garki Hospital Abuja is owned by the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA). In March 2007, a concession agreement for the management and operation of the new Garki Hospital Abuja was signed between FCTA and Nisa Premier Hospital. Garki Hospital Abuja has approximately 100 beds, they are breaking barriers and setting the pace in both general and specialised services.

Website: http://www.garkihospital.com

Elective Programme Supervisor: Clinical Director – Dr Ityo MBBS, FWACS, FAA.

Clinical Supervisor: Speciality specific and allocated on arrival.

Specialities: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care; Community Medicine; Dental and Maxillofacial Surgery; Ear Nose & Throat; Emergency Medicine; Family Medicine; General Medicine (cardiology, gastroenterology and nephrology); General Surgery; Haematology; Neurosurgery; Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Oncology; Orthopaedic surgery; Paediatrics and Neonatology; Pathology; Plastic Surgery; Radiology.

Type: Hospital placement

Other opportunities:

  • Engage in quality improvement projects, research, clinical audits, departmental presentations, etc.

Accommodation: Secure, private accommodation within walking distance of the hospital.

Food: 3 meals a day available from a specified hospital canteen.

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