University of Abuja Teaching Hospital


Abuja is the capital city of Nigeria, its located in the centre within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Abuja was most built in the 1980s. Has an estimated population of 6 million, Abuja is one of the fastest growing city in Africa. Abuja it has beautiful major religious sites such as Nigerian National Mosque and Nigerian National Christian Centre. Abuja has a tropical wet and dry climate, average temperature range 15-36 degrees celsius, average rainfall 1-262mm per month.


Gwagwalada is one of the local government area councils of the FCT, the main town in Gwagwalada local government area is also called Gwagwalada. Other local governments include: Abaji, Bwari, Kuje, Kwali and Abuja Municipal Area Council. Gwagwalada is a busy town and is approximately 32 miles (approximately 35 minutes) from Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport. Weather in Gwagwalada throughout the year is warm, very hot and dry (November – March) or humid rainy season (April – October).

The University of Abuja Teaching Hospital

Address: University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, P.M.B 228, Abuja, Nigeria. The University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH) is located in Gwagwalada in the Federal Capital Territory. The hospital contains 350 beds with facility for expansion to 500 beds. The hospital developed from a Specialist Hospital in 1982 under the Federal Capital Development Authority, it then became a Federal Medical Centre in 1993 following its transfer to the Federal Ministry of Health. In September 2006, the Hospital was upgraded to a Teaching Hospital for the University of Abuja.

Specialities at UATH include: Anaesthesia & Intensive Care; Community Medicine; Dental & Maxillofacial Surgery Ear, Nose & Throat; Family Medicine; Haematology; Internal Medicine; Mental Health; Microbiology; Obstetrics & Gynaecology; Ophthalmology; Orthopaedics; Paediatrics; Pathology; Radiology; General Surgery.

The College of Health Sciences is located at the University of Abuja (main campus). In 2004, the Senate of the University of Abuja approved the setting up the College of Health Sciences. The first set of students were admitted into 100 Level in 2005/2006.


Closest Airport: Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport