NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery @Nigeria Hub

The NIHR hub in Nigeria is located at College of Medicine University of Lagos and Lagos University Teaching Hospital (CMUL/LUTH)


The NIHR GSU hub in Nigeria is located at the College of Medicine, University of Lagos/Lagos University Teaching Hospital (CMUL/LUTH).

The University of Lagos is a leading Nigerian institution, dedicated to quality teaching, learning, research, and community service. The University records outstanding research breakthroughs as her research culture is fostered through supports for research collaborations, conferences, symposiums, etc. The University is also committed to the healthy living of the populace through involvement in various health researches such as that of GlobalSurg in improving the surgical outcomes of patients. With the high number of deaths due to very limited access to quality health care in Nigeria, and the common knowledge of post-surgery complications responsible for a large proportion of morbidity and mortality; the importance of the GlobalSurg research in Nigeria cannot be over-emphasized.

The Nigeria Hub is led by Prof. Adesoji Ademuyiwa, a Professor of Paediatric Surgery at the Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Medicine University of Lagos, and Head of Paediatric Surgery Unit, Lagos University Teaching Hospital. He is being assisted by Prof. Adewale Adisa of the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex (OAUTHC), a Professor of Surgery at College of Health Sviences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State.  The Hub administration is overseen by Emmanuel Williams, the National Hub Manager. He is responsible for the day to day running of the hub and delivers support to the spoke hospitals within Nigeria. He is supported by Adeola Orowale who is also the National Finance Officer.

The Hub’s Senior Research Nurse and Project Officer, Chinelo Mgbemena, supports the research projects in Nigeria. She is assisted by Moyosoluwa Ojo, the Research Nurse/Community Engagement and Involvement (CEI) Officer. Christianah Oyegbola, the National Data Manager, manages the research data of the hub and spoke hospitals.

The Nigeria Hub is currently supporting 26 spoke hospitals from Colleges of Medicine, Teaching Hospitals, District Hospitals, and Federal Medical Centres across Nigeria.

Dr Adesoji Ademuyiwa

Dr Adesoji Ademuyiwa
Professor of Surgery (Hub Director)

Dr Adewale Adisa
Consultant Surgeon (Deputy Hub Director)

Mr Emmanauel Williams

Mr Emmanuel Williams
Hub Manager

Ms Adeola Orowale
National Finance Officer

Ms Christianah Oyegbola
National Data Manager

Ms Chinelo Mgbemena
Senior Research Nurse/ Project Officer

Ms Moyosoluwa Ojo
Research Nurse/ CEI Officer

Spoke Hospitals In Nigeria

The Nigeria Hub is currently supporting 26 spoke hospitals distributed across the six geopolitical zones in the country; North Central (Kwara, Kogi, and the Federal Capital Territory), North East (Gombe, Maiduguri, and Bauchi), North West (Kaduna, Kano, Kebbi, and Sokoto), South West (Ekiti, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, and Oyo), South East (Anambra and Enugu), and South South (Cross River, Edo, and Rivers). This further aids equal representation and fair collection of data across the country. The Hub is still expanding her network to include more spokes around the country.


  1. Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH)
  2. Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex (OAUTHC)
  3. Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM)
  4. University College Hospital, Ibadan (UCH)
  5. University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH)
  6. University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH)
  7. University of Port Harcout Teaching Hospital (UPTH)
  8. University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH)
  9. University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH)
  10. Nnamdi Azikwe Teaching Hospital (NAUTH)
  11. Amino Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH)
  12. Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta (FMC)
  13. Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH)
  14. Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital (AFBUTH)
  15. Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH)
  16. Our Lady of Apostles Catholic Hospital (OLACH)
  17. Federal Teaching Hospital Iddo-Ekiti (FTH-Iddo)
  18. University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH)
  19. Usman Danfodio University Teaching Hospital (UDUTH)
  20. Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital/ Kaduna State University (BDTH)
  21. Federal Medical Center, Owo (FMC-Owo)
  22. University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH)
  23. Uniosun Teaching Hospital (UTH)
  24. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH)
  25. Federal Teaching Hospital, Gombe (FTH, Gombe)
  26. Federal Medical Center, Lokoja (FMC, Lokoja)

Nigeria Hub Projects

Bringing together surgeons, researchers and policy makers to set the local research agenda according to patient need in LMIC and ensuring all patients have the opportunity to take part in our research.