WACP NIGERIA CHAPTER

ABOUT WACP

The West African College of Physicians was established in 1976. It is an association of medical specialists in the following disciplines: Community Health Family Medicine Internal Medicine Laboratory Medicine, made up of its major specialties of Anatomical Pathology, Chemical Pathology, Haematology and Medical Microbiology Paediatrics Psychiatry Initially, the College operated in the five English-speaking West African countries. In recent years, its membership has expanded to include the eight French-speaking countries. The College is organised into faculties, made up of specialists in each of the major disciplines listed above. Fellows in the various countries are organised into Chapters. Currently, there are eight chapters: – The Cote d’Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, The Republic of Benin, Senegal and Sierra Leone.

Welcome to Asaba

Asaba was founded in 1884. It is a city strategically located on a hill at the Western edge of the Niger river. It is the capital city of Delta State. Asaba was once the capital of the old Southern Nigeria protectorate. Asaba is traditionally led by the highly revered Asagba of Asaba. Since becoming the capital city of Delta State, Asaba has grown in population to over half a million. It maintains a cosmopolitan population of predominantly non-indigenous people. Some other groups in the city include Urhobo, Isoko, Ijaw, Ukwuani Hausa, Itsekiri and Yoruba people.