Brief History

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Brief History

The University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH) was officially commissioned on the 23rd of July, 1983 by former President Aliyu Shehu Shagari, GCFR. The hospital now has total bed capacity of 530 with 17 clinical and 14 non clinical department; serving a population of over 25 million in the North East Geopolitical Zone, Comprising Six state namely, Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Taraba, Bauchi, and Gombe;as well as a sizeable number across the border of the Cameroun, Niger and Chad Republic.

Designated by the Federal Government of Nigeria as Centre of Excellence in Immunology and Infectious Diseases in 1986, 
 

Designated by the Federal Government of Nigeria as Centre of Excellence in Immunology and Infectious Diseases in 1986, the UMTH has also gained recognition through some collaboration with some International Bodies and Institution such as Harvard School of Public Health -PEPFAR, APIN, and PMTCT; the World Health Organization (WHO)- Poliomyelitis and Tuberculosis Research Project, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) -Radiognosis and Nuclear Medicine and Jefferson's Ultrasound Research and Education Institute(JUREI), Philadelphia,USA-Diagnostic Ultrasound.

Immediate Past CMDs, CMACs and DAs

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Prof Abdulrahman Tahir

Chief Medical Director

From 2010 - 2020

Prof. Muhammad Bashir Tahir

Chairman Medical Advisory Committee From 2010 - 2018

Alh. Babagana Mohammed

Director of Administration

From 2010 - 2020