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It is with immense pleasure that I inform you all that beyond all impacts made in the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Abuja and the Nigerian Health Sector at large, the Medical Director, Prof. Saad Ahmed has received a prestigious award ‘In recognition of his outstanding service dedicated to improve mental and physical health in the worldwide community, at the Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition 2021.

The award followed his numerous contributions to the community and his excellent role as a Presenter/ Facilitator at the International Health Summit of the Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition, Atlanta USA. This is a clear testament of reward for impactful hard work and selfless service to humanity.

Congratulations Sir, for putting the FMC Abuja and Nigeria at large on the global map with this ‘International Recognition’.

“National flag off of phase 2 COVID-19 vaccination”

With the delta variant causing havoc in different parts of the world, the Nigerian Government has shown its commitment with the “National flag off of phase 2 COVID-19 vaccination” which was held at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Abuja, today 16th August, 2021.
The Medical Director, Prof. Saad Ahmed in his opening remarks said that the choice of using the FMC facility for the flag off is quite welcoming. He thanked the Presidential Steering Committee and the Executive Director of NPHCDA for the honour. He stated that “prevention is better than cure” and further thanked the steering committee, the Federal Ministry of Health, healthcare workers and other development partners for coming onboard to record the tremendous success in tackling the disease.
He also commended the efforts of all partners, adding that the uptake of the vaccination during the first phase would not be possible if not for sensitization of the populace.
The Director General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr. Chikwe lheakeazu also delivering his goodwill message, acknowledged the healthcare workers who have been working tirelessly through the night for the past eighteen months. He further implored Nigerians to support them as the queuing for vaccinations begins on Tuesday, 17th August 2021.
The Executive Director of National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr Faisal Shuaib who in his goodwill message expressed profound gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari for his fatherly commitment in the course of the vaccination. He commended the efforts of the health care workers who have remained resilient and on course towards ensuring that eligible Nigerians are vaccinated.
The Minister of State for Health, Dr. Adeleke Oloruninmbe Mamora, speaking on the need to get vaccinated said that it offers the greatest chance for survival, even with infected persons. He added that the flag off is a great moment for Nigerians in the collective fight against COVID-19.


services delivery

In a bid to update staff in their various professions and to enable them excel on the job, the hospital Management organised a 3-day intensive training for the staff of Medical Social Workers, Psychologists and Counsellors which commenced from 31st August to 2nd September 2021. The training was tagged “Patient Care Coordination and Navigation”.
In her opening remarks, the Head of Social Welfare Department, Mrs Erdoo Iorfa welcomed participants to the training and expressed delight to the Medical Director, Prof. Saad Ahmed for always granting the opportunity to train and retrain staff with a view of improving service delivery.
The Medical Director disclosed that, based on the report from the Head of Unit, he understood some of the challenges faced and the need for staff training which would give rise to optimal performance.
He appreciated the facilitator, Mrs Zipporah Nyariki for her unflinching efforts to making the training worthwhile, adding that with her track records in capacity building both national and internationally, he strongly believed that the participants were in no doubt, in capable hands. On behalf of the hospital management, Mrs. Zipporah received an award from the Medical Director for an impactful and detailed training session.
The Head of Clinical Services, Dr Joseph Eziechila thanked the Medical Director for organizing the training. He appreciated the Resource Person for the impactful session, pointing out that the knowledge acquired would be used judiciously to improve service delivery.
At the end of the training, certificates were issued to participants.

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