Obstetrics And Gynecology

Dr Nonye-Enyidah Esther Ijeoma

The Current Head of Department

Obstetrics And Gynecology

Obstetrics and Gynaecology (OBGYN) is a specialty in medical sciences that deals with problems of female reproductive systems and the organs controlling them. Obstetrics is a subspecialty that concentrates on pregnancy, child birth and postpartum period, while Gynaecology is the subspecialty that deals with functions and diseases affecting the female reproductive system.

The department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology is one of the major clinical departments of Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Medicine, Rivers State University. The department is fully approved by Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) and National Universities Commission (NUC) with the other departments to train medical students of the university. The department was fully accredited by the West African College of Surgeons for residency training in February 2010 and has had two re-accreditations since then. The last was in March, 2021. The department was also accredited by the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria in November, 2021 for residency training for postgraduate specialist training in OBGYN. The department also trains newly graduated Doctors on internship (house officers) while student nurses rotate through the department in the course of their studies. House officers spend three months in the department during their internship.

The clinical programmes and activities of the department take place in the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital. Catchment area for Obstetrics and Gynaecology patients to the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital extends beyond the State and includes neighboring States of Abia, Imo, Bayelsa, Delta and Akwa-Ibom.

Staff list in the Department

NameRankArea Of Specialization Email
Dr. Kua, Paul L.Senior Lecturer &Consultant Obstetrician & GynaecologistOncology unitdrplkua@yahoo.com / paul.kua@ust.edu.ng
Dr. Nonye- Enyidah Esther I.Senior Lecturer & Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist and Head of DepartmentReproductive health unithernsi@yahoo.com/ esther.nonye-enyindah@ust.edu.ng
Dr. Okagua, Kenneth E. Chief Medical Director, Rivers State Hospitals,Management Board.Senior Lecturer & Consultant Obstetrician & GynaecologistReproductive health unitkokagua@hotmail.com okagua.kenneth@ust.edu.ng
Dr. Awoyesuku,Peter AbiyeSenior Lecturer & ConsultantMinimal access surgery unitpawoyesuku@yahoo.co.uk /peter.awoyesuku@ust.edu.ng
Dr. Iwo-Amah, Rose S.Senior Lecturer & ConsultantOncology and Urogynaecology unitsitoamah@gmail.com /rose.iwo-amah@ust.edu.ng
Dr. Altraide, Basil A.Lecturer I, ConsultantOncology and Urogynaecology unitaltraideomieibi@yahoo.com /omieibi.altraide@ust.edu.ng
Dr. Mac-Pepple, Dagogo A.Lecturer I, ConsultantMinimal access surgery unitdmacpepple@ymail.com
Dr. Abbey, MkpeAssociate Prof. ConsultantFetomaternal unitmkpeabbey@aol.com / mkpe.abbey@ust.edu.ng
Dr. John, Dickson H.Lecturer I, ConsultantReproductive health unitjohnaifyh@gmail.com /hezekiah.dickson@ust.edu.ng
Dr. Kwosah, Ngozi J.Lecturer I, ConsultantFetomaternal unitkwosahjoseph@rocketmail.co /kwosah.joseph@ust.edu.ng
Dr. Amadi Chijioke SimeonLecturer I, ConsultantMinimal access surgery unitamachijio@ahoo.com
Dr. Ordu, Leesi S.Lecturer I, ConsultantOncology unitneka_dlady@yahoo.com /leesi.sapira-ordu@ust.edu.ng
Dr. Hyness Awoye- GodspowerLecturer Ihynessb@yahoo.com
Dr. Monima D. W.Lecturer IIgmdw40@yahoo.com
Dr. Asikimabo- Ofori SontoyeLecturer IIseesotty@gmail.com
Dr. Ngeri BapakayeLecturer IIngeristel@yahoo.com
Dr. Jumbo Awopola I.Lecturer IIawopola2002@gmail.com awopola.jumbo@ust.edu.ng
Dr. Abere Peacebe SundayLecturer IIpeacebeabere@gmail.com
Dr. Iheagwam Roseline BeautyLecturer IIrosesigis2010@gmail.com roseline.iheagwam@ust.edu.ng
Dr. Ela George M.Lecturer IIgmatthewela@gmail.com
Dr. Ikiroma Sokeipirim E.Lecturer IIiksokei@gmail.com
Dr. Lebara Lewis BarinadaaLecturer IIlewislebara@gmail.com lewis.lebara@ust.edu.ng
Dr. Ohaka ChinweowaLecturer IIdochahaks@gmail.com
Dr. Horsfall FaithwinLecturer IIfaithwinbest@yahoo.com


Our goal is to train competent young medical graduates who will understand and manage common Obstetric and Gynaecological problems using sound scientific principles, employing high professional and ethical standards and who are well grounded to pursue postgraduate studies and research in this discipline. 

The department embarks on specialist care in Obstetrics & Gynaecology as well as training of medical students, resident doctors and student nurses.




  • Antenatal clinic
  • Gynaecology clinic
  • Post Natal clinic
  • Family Planning clinic


  • Antenatal ward
  • Gynaecology ward
  • Postnatal ward
  • Labour ward
  • Access to V.I.P. ward


  • Antenatal ward     16    
  • Gynaecology ward   16 
  • Postnatal ward     32
  • Labour ward     20


  • Four  2nd stage suites with delivery couches
  • Side room for Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA)
  • Operating theatre – four suites (two Obstetrics and two Gynaecology)
  • One recovery room
  • Departmental library
  • Four call rooms for residents and house officers




  • Cardiotocographic machine
  • Sonicaids
  • One haematocrit micro centrifuge
  • Electric/Manual Suction machine
  • Ventous extractors
  • Oxygen concentrators
  • Two Radiant heaters 
  • Colposcope
  • Thermal ablator
  • Endoscopes; laparoscope and hysteroscope
  • Specialized and high dependency delivery beds with remote control


  • 24 hour anaesthetic coverage
  • 24 hour blood transfusion services
  • Special care baby unit  (SCBU)
  • 24 hour radiological services (Ultrasound, x-rays)
  • Microbiology
  • Haematology
  • Chemical pathology
  • Anatomical pathology laboratory
  • Ambulance services



The department has an administrative office, consultant offices, a departmental library, a family planning clinic, antenatal/gynaecology clinic consisting of a hall and 10 consulting rooms – 5 for Gynaecology and 5 for Obstetrics. It also has a cervical cancer screening suite and a room for mannequins.

The department runs a 20-bed maternity ward, with four detached 2nd stage/delivery suites. There is also provision for delivery in the 1st stage suites housing delivery beds, toilets and bathrooms, a staff changing room and 2 call rooms.

The department has a 16 bed antenatal ward, 16 bed gynaecology ward, a 32 bed post natal ward, a side laboratory and a manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) room.

The departmental theatre is attached to the labour ward and has 4 suites: 2 for Obstetrics and 2 for Gynaecology. Water supply is from an overhead tank fed by the hospital borehole and the hospital is connected to the national grid with two 1000kva generators as back-up to ensure stable power supply.

The hospital is equipped with a laundry unit and Central Sterile Services Department (CSSD). The Rivers State Government has also built a state-of-the-art Mother and Child hospital for the departments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Paediatrics.



At the end of the programme in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, the student should have acquired knowledge, skills and attitudes which will enable him/her to:

  • Understand the principles and practice of obstetrics and gynaecology and explain the physiological basis and applied anatomy of pregnancy, labour and the puerperium and the methods of control of contraception;
  • Clinically describe common obstetric and gynaecological cases, obtain relevant clinical history, and record them systematically;
  • Examine clinically, gynaecological and obstetric cases, elicit all the physical signs in clinical obstetrics and gynaecology and record them systematically;
  • Investigate and give appropriate treatment to common obstetric and gynaecological conditions;
  • Comprehend the principles and practice of antenatal care both as a form of preventive medicine and as health education;
  • Describe common obstetrical presentations (normal and abnormal), the mechanism of normal labour and delivery, and methods of early detection of abnormal presentations;
  • Identify high risk obstetrical problems and be able to prevent such risks and refer to the appropriate center in good time;
  • Be aware of basic principles in the management of normal and abnormal deliveries;
  • Manage common obstetric and gynaecological emergencies. Be able to prevent their occurrence or manage them rationally or refer them safely to the appropriate centres in good time;
  • Undertake simple anesthesia and anagelsia in gynaecological and obstetrical procedures;
  • Be able to apply relevant laboratory and other aids in diagnosis and appreciate the limitations of such diagnosis;
  • Cultivate leadership qualities while working within a health team;
  • Practice with good bedside manners and high ethical standard with a high concern for his/her patient. He/she should be aware of the level of respect his/her practice holds in the environment.