Bayero University, Kano says it has commenced discussion with a Saudi-based Non-Governmental Organization, the Physicians Across Continents (PAC) through the King Salman Health Foundation to establish a Centre for Heart Diseases in Kano in collaboration with Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH).
President of Physicians Across Continents (PAC), Dr Sa’ad Qarni announced the decision to collaborate with BUK to establish the centre during a courtesy visit to the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Muhammad Yahuza Bello on Friday, at the Council Chamber.
This was contained in a release by Bayero University Kano, sent to Solacebase on Friday
Dr. Qarni, who led the PAC delegation, solicited the support of Bayero University Kano to jointly establish the Centre.
He described the rising heart diseases in Nigeria as worrisome that drew the attention of PAC to establish a well-equipped Heart Centre in the state.
‘’PAC is a Saudi-based non-governmental organization established in 2003 and operates in over 40 countries and came to Nigeria in 2016, ‘’said the statement.
‘’Dr Qarni expressed optimism that the centre would advance African physicians especially in the area of training and research.’’
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Muhammad Yahuza Bello, assured of the University support in whatever aspect that PAC might require.
He said, in terms of transparency, the University has been receiving many international grants including those from the MacArthur Foundation and the World Bank grants for the Centre for Dryland Agriculture (CDA) and Africa Centre for Excellence in Population Health and Policy (ACEPHAP) and the University has been utilizing the grants judiciously.
Professor Yahuza described the objectives of PAC as noble and glaring. He reiterated that the University would ensure that PAC succeeds not only in Nigeria but across the world.