Cybermetrics has to do with the processes of generation and scholarly communication of scientific knowledge, in this case, via web presence. The Neuro-psychiatric Hospital, Aro, Abeokuta, which opened in 1954 has been ranked the best hospital in Nigeria, the 6th among the 100 best hospitals in Africa in the field of cybermetrics on the “Ranking Web of World Hospitals”.
The “Ranking Web of World Hospitals” is an initiative of the Cybermetrics Lab, a research group belonging to the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), the largest public research body in Spain. CSIC’s seeks to provide extra motivation to researchers worldwide for publishing more and better scientific content on the Web, making it available to colleagues and people wherever they are located.
The Neuro-psychiatric Hospital, Aro, was begun by the doyen of psychiatry in Nigeria and Africa, the late Professor Thomas Adeoye Lambo (OFR), upon his return to Nigeria, having completed his course of study in psychiatry at the University of Birmingham. He worked alongside Mr. Leonard Oliver, the then Chief Nursing Superintendent, and other nurses like Mr. Owodimilehin, and Mr. Sodunke.
The Federal Government took over the hospital from the erstwhile management of the defunct Western Region of Nigeria and set up a board to oversee it, along with two other psychiatric hospitals at the time, namely: Psychiatric Hospital, Yaba, Lagos and Psychiatric Hospital, Uselu, Benin City. Decree 92 of 1979 was promulgated in October 1979 to back the Board. The same decree formally declared Aro Complex as an affiliate of the University College Hospital, the teaching hospital of the University of Ibadan, Ibadan.
The current Hospital Provost and Chief Medical Director (CMD) is Dr A. O. Akinhanmi whom resumed office in 2014.
‘Aro’ (as it is fondly referred to as) hospital provides qualitative and innovative primary, secondary and specialized hospital and community based mental health services, as well as training and research. It currently has 29 well run departments and 16 excellent service centers.