Research on Kidney Disease: Teaching Hospital receives 50m

Abubakar Mohammed, Maiduguri 

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The University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital UMTH has received a 50 million naira grant from the state government to conduct a research on the treatment of  kidney diseases.

Chief Medical Director CMD of the UMTH, Prof. Ahmed Ahidjo, disclosed Governor Umara Zulum’s intervention to the hospital’s kidney centre, during an interview with journalists in Maiduguri on Wednesday.

“Recently, His Excellency, the Governor of Borno approved a research grant of N50 million for our kidney centre so that we can conduct research on kidney diseases that are prevalent in this society. Research is part of our work here and we are conducting it. Cancer research is also our priority,” Ahidjo said.


The CMD urged other meaningful individuals to copy what Governor Zulum is doing in the state.

“We are professionals in the academic field. So, the clinical services, training and research are incorporated in every aspect of the hospital’s operations,” he added.

He assured that the hospital would continue to remain committed to ensuring that patients in the North-East zone get the best services.


A Ministerial committee led by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Mamuda Mamman who was also in Maiduguri for projects assessment said “from what we have seen, I can testify that UMTH is really a centre of excellence. I can assure you that if we maintain this trend, medical tourism in Nigeria will be a thing of the past.


Nneka Ukachukwu



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