Membership

The Association is open to all registered medical and dental practitioners in Nigeria with recognized post-graduate qualification in public health and/or community medicine. Membership is ordinarily acquired through the state branches of the association but in the absence of such a local branch, such persons may do so directly with the national body.

Types of Membership

Ordinary members

are registered medical and dental practitioners in Nigeria with recognized/registrable post-graduate qualification in public health or community medicine who pay their annual subscriptions regularly.

Fellow members

are medical and dental practitioners in Nigeria who have registrable professional fellowship in community or public health medicine. Ordinary members of at least 10 years cognate practice who have made substantial or remarkable contribution to public health or community medicine and had been at least 5 years financial members may be elected to fellowship member status of the association.

Life members

are previously ordinary or fellow members who are 50 years or older, had continuously been financial members for at least 5 years and pay a lump sum membership fees of 10 years within one year of their application for such membership. Life members are entitled to all the privileges of membership but pay no more annual dues.

Senior members

are fellow or ordinary members who have been financial members continuously for at least 10 years and are now retired from active service. Senior members are exempt from annual dues as well as conference fees at the conferences of the Association.

Associate members

are medical and dental practitioners who do not possess registrable postgraduate qualifications in public health or community medicine but are in cognate public or community health practice and desire to be members of the association.
Associate members in good financial standing with the association are eligible to vote but shall not hold offices in the Association.

Honorary members

are men and women of distinction in medicine and dentistry or kindred sciences who are not ordinarily eligible to be members of the Association, elected by the Council of the Association and approved by the Annual General Meeting. This class of members cannot vote or be voted for at meetings. The election of honorary members should not exceed two in a year.