Brief History of Federal Medical Centre Azare

Federal Medical Centre, Azare is a medical centre owned by the Federal Government of Nigeria located in Azare headquarter of Katagum local government of Bauchi State, Nigeria.

The Centre was established in the year 2000 alongside other numerous FMCs across the country established by the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) with emphasis on states that had no Teaching Hospital then.

The Federal Medical Centres were meant to serve as referral tertiary hospitals providing advance medical care and to handle severe cases that could not be managed by the existing General Hospitals and Primary Health Centres; as well as to provide training and research for the provision of health care services.

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The Centre became fully operation in 2001 with Dr. Sabo Sale as the pioneer Medical Director.

The Federal Government acquired the existing General Hospital Azare at No. 5, Sule Katagum Road Azare, which is strategically located in the centre of the town, rehabilitated it and commenced operation immediately.

Considering the need for development of the centre and emergence of new specialities, the Centre began to develop its permanent site which is approximately one (1) kilometre away from the old site along Azare Potiskum highway.

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The development has gone far at the permanent site with a lot of projects put in place by the management through captal projects grants over the years, Intervention projects from Tetfund and Philanthropies like Dr. Musa Babayo (Talban Katagum) and also Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) intervention projects.

Some services were relocated to the permanent site, hence, the centre is now operating at two (2) sites pending when all the structures needed are fully completed at the permanent site.

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The Centre receives patients and practical students on Clinical attachment from all the six (6) states in the North-East region and neighboring Jigawa, Kano states and even Niger Republic.


To be the foremost Tertiary Health Institution, providing excellent, accessible, affordable and effective health care in the north-East Sub-Region through Training and Research.


To provide excellent, affordable and effective health care training and Research using qualified, well-trained and disciplined staff.

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