The CMD, Professor A.W.O. Olatinwo wishes all members of staff a happy and prosperous New Year 2012.





























The Department of Epidemiology and Community Health carries out teaching, training, research, clinical services and community development in various capacities. The department teaches students at both the pre-clinical and clinical levels. There is also active participation by staff in the Community Based Experience and Services (COBES) Programme at 200, 300 and 600 levels. The 500 level medical students rotate through the department in three batches per session. Postgraduate degree programmes of Master in Community Health (M.Comm.H) and the Masters in Public Health (MPH) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) are available. A one-year Community Health Officers (CHO) training programme also exists.

The academic staff of the department has been involved in various researches to date. Areas of interest of staff include epidemiology, environmental Health, occupational Health, reproductive health and health education.

We supervise the activities in a number of health institutions located in Ilorin municipality and other parts of Kwara and Kogi States. These include Alamu Health Centre, Okelele Health Centre, Olufadi Basic Hospital Centre, Staff Clinic located within the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Staff Clinic located at the former Maternity Wing of the Teaching Hospital and Immunization Clinic. Others include Comprehensive Health Centre, Esie, Kwara State,   Muslim Hospital, Kishi, Oyo State and Comprehensive Health Centre, Ihima, Kogi State. The various health centres carry out comprehensive primary health care activities including outreach programmesinto the various communities where they are located. They also collaborate with the various Local GovernmentHealth Departments as part of their activities at providing health services to the grassroot population.

Dr. A.O.  Awoyemi, FMCPH

Head of Department



Department of Epidemiology and Community Health