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Dr. Funmilola M. OLAOLORUN
Ag. DEPARTMENTAL HEAD
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY MEDICINE

The history of the department of Community Medicine dates back to 1948 when the department of Preventive and Social Medicine (PSM) was created as one of the four foundation departments of the Faculty of Medicine, University College Ibadan. The old department of PSM was divided into 3 sub departments in 1996.

Community Medicine was one of the sub departments and it attained full departmental status in 2000. In 2002, the three departments which evolved from the old department of PSM, Department of Human Nutrition and the Institute of Child Health were brought together to form the Faculty of Public Health. The department of Community Medicine however retained its presence in the Faculty of Clinical Sciences and is located in both Faculties of Clinical Sciences and Public Health. A further development in the department was the creation of a new department of Health Policy and Management in 2011. This new department works closely with the department of Community Medicine. Upon the creation of the new department, the department of Community Medicine was renamed Preventive Medicine & Primary Care. The department serving serves as the link between Public Health and Clinical Medicine. VISION To be at the cutting edge of research, training and service in Community Medicine for the attainment of a more cost effective and equitable health system. MISSION STATEMENT As the premier institution for the training of public health physicians and community based health workers in Nigeria, we are committed to improving the health status of the community by: Developing manpower in Public Health and Community Medicine and especially among physicians and other community based health workers in Africa and other developing countries. Providing Continuing Education on current issues in Public Health and Community Medicine Conducting collaborative and multi-disciplinary research which has practical applications in solving the health problems of the African population. Providing community based health services and specialist care for communities and special groups. Offering clinical services at the University College Hospital and outreach stations.

2000. In 2002, the three departments which evolved from the old department of PSM, Department of Human Nutrition and the Institute of Child Health were brought together to form the Faculty of Public Health.  The department of Community Medicine however retained its presence in the Faculty of Clinical Sciences and is located in both Faculties of Clinical Sciences and Public Health.  A further development in the department was the creation of a new department of Health Policy and Management in 2011.  This new department works closely with the department of Community Medicine. Upon the creation of the new department, the department of Community Medicine was renamed Preventive Medicine & Primary Care.  The department serving serves as the link between Public Health and Clinical Medicine.

VISION

To be at the cutting edge of research, training and service in Community Medicine for the attainment of a more cost effective and equitable health system.

MISSION STATEMENT

As the premier institution for the training of public health physicians and community based health workers in Nigeria, we are committed to improving the health status of the community by:

Developing manpower in Public Health and Community Medicine and especially among physicians and other community based health workers in Africa and other developing countries.

Providing Continuing Education on current issues in Public Health and Community Medicine

Conducting collaborative and multi-disciplinary research which has practical applications in solving the health problems of the African population.

Providing community based health services and specialist care for communities and special groups.

Offering clinical services at the University College Hospital and outreach stations.


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