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The Chief Tony Anenih Geriatric Centre (CTAGC) is the pioneer Geriatric Centre in Africa. The CTAGC was a major initiative of the University College Hospital, Ibadan which has distinguished it from other teaching Hospitals. The official commissioning was on the 17th November, 2012 by the then Honourable Minister of Health Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu. The Centre was endowed by Chief Tony Anenih CFR. The management of patients (senior citizens aged-60 years and above) commenced on the 13th December, 2012.

  • Vision of the Centre: To be the flagship Centre for the care of older persons in West Africa contributing to the realization of  the vision of a world where older persons live a long and enjoyable life as well as contribute their quota to the society, through active partnerships with community and government services.
  • Mission of the Centre: To be a Centre of excellence for the clinical care of older persons through the advancement of research and education in geriatrics through a patient- and family-centred care in a culturally sensitive environment.
  • Core Values of the Centre: Teamwork, Respect, Integrity, Compassion, Excellence and Patients-Centeredness

The older persons are a unique sub-group of adults in a population, not only because of their advanced age but on account of a variety of physiologic, social and demographic changes that had occurred in them. The older persons are the fastest expanding age group globally, with the greatest velocity of increase occurring in the developing countries including Nigeria. The British Geriatric Society compendium defined geriatrics as “that branch of medicine which deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases specific to old age”.

It is an established fact that old age is associated with disease but not the cause of disease and that the state of health of the older individuals is not always identical in a particular age group. Some older people are struck with various ailments, while others maintain

The list of the Heads of Department

  • Dr L .A  ADEBUSOYE – Ag. Director (10th Dec 2012 to 5th Nov 2015).
  • Dr L. A  ADEBUSOYE – Director (6th Nov. 2015 till 2018).
  • Dr O. O OLOWOOKERE       Director (6th Nov. 2018 till date).


The Centre comprises of sub-units;

  • Clinical Nursing
  • Public Health Nursing
  • Dental
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Medical Health Records
  • Social Works
  • Dietetics
  • Hospital Services (NHIS)
  • Finance & Accounts
  • Administrative


The current members of staff in the Centre as at date is Eighty-seven (87)


The following are the Daily Clinic Outline in CTACG Out-patients:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday


Geriatric Outpatient clinic Geriatric Outpatient clinic   Geriatric Outpatient clinic Geriatric Outpatient clinic Geriatric Outpatient clinic  
Neurology clinic Rheumatology clinic Neurology clinic Memory clinic Neurology clinic    
Ophthalmology clinic Healthy Ageing clinic Ophthalmology clinic Healthy ageing clinic Ophthalmology clinic
Palliative clinic Rheumatology
Gynaecology clinic (Alternate Fridays)
Endocrinology  clinic (Alternate Fridays)


  • The CTAGC uses the Electronic Health Record (EHR) system which was achieved through the All-Purpose Medical Information System (APMIS). The transfer of medical information of patients from the registration point to all other units in the centre is carried out electronically. Each service point of the centre is provided with laptops supplied by a local access network (LAN) and wireless networks. When necessary, patients are reminded of their clinic appointment a day prior to the consultation day by Short Message Service (SMS). This has reduced the patient-waiting time, improved the overall patient satisfaction and greatly encouraged the patients. The Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping of the spatial distribution of the patients coming to the centre was carried out to facilitate the delivery of care. However, as a result of the internet disruption, this service has not been optimal. The management has made efforts to fix it.
  • The detection and prevention of Osteoporosis is an important landmark. Osteoporosis is the weakness of the bones which is non-painful and insidious until the patient suffers a fracture through innocuous injury which can lead to morbidity or mortality. The Dual Emission X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) machine was brought into the facility on 17th January 2013. All older patients at the CTAGC have had their Bone Mineral Density measured at no cost to them and those with osteopenia or osteoporosis were treated. However, the machine has developed fault and the management has approved the procurement of a newer model.
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG) facility was procured and installed on 17th January 2013. Elderly patients with various cardiac abnormalities were diagnosed using this machine. The cost of the ECG at CTAGC is at 50% of what is being paid elsewhere in the hospital.
  • The Centre has commenced vaccination of our elderly with “pneumococcal vaccine” the first of its kind in Nigeria, inclusive of “Influenza vaccine”.
  • The Centre celebrates the older people yearly on 1st October tagged “International Day of Older Patients” in partnership with Radio Nigeria.
  • The Centre was instrumental to the First National Summit on Ageing held in Abuja on 7th   December, 2018 when the President of Nigeria signed the “First Policy Framework on the Elderly in Nigeria”
  • The Centre has provided Ultra-sound scan and Digital X-Ray machines for easy access of the patients at discount of 20% and 10% respectively.
  • The Centre being Pioneer Training Centre on Geriatric Medicine has conducted six (6) Basic Certificate Courses with the theme “Introducing Doctors to Emerging Care in Geriatric Medicine”. The Centre has trained one hundred and thirty seven (137) Medical Doctors across the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria. Consequently, sixteen (16) geriatric clinics have been established in teaching hospitals across the country.
  • Thirty (30) Carers have been trained to take care of the older persons in the long term care facilities and also to encourage “Ageing-in-place”.
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