Yobe State Medical Student Association Held Its 2022 Annual Health Week

On her pursuit for a healthy environment The Yobe State Medical Student Association (YOMSA) held its annual health week for 2022.


The event was scheduled from 11th to 13th March 2022 with the theme: Bridging the Gap; Contributions of Saving One Million Lives (SOML) in Improving the Health Sector in the Yobe System.



Geidam Hall of the Yobe State University(YSU), Damaturu, was the venue of the event.


Professor Mala Daura, the Vice-Chancellor (VC) of YSU, was the Chairman of the occasion.


The Chief host of the event, was Dr. Muhammed Lawan Gana, Hon Commissioner, Ministry of Health and Human Services of Yobe State.


The Host was Professor Babagana Muhammad Ahmad, Provost College of Medical Sciences of YSU.


Homage was paid to the Emir of Yobe State, in the person of Alhaji Shehu Hashimi II Ibn Umar Elkanemi.


Other prominent personalities hosted and attended the unprecedented event.


Medical students from all parts of the country who are indigenes of Yobe State converged in the state to participate in the health week.


Launching of Magazine, visitation to an orphanage home, football match between Yobe State Medical Students Association and Nigerian Medical Association, medical outreach to the community, career talks and orientation to students of government girls secondary school in Damaturu and the event ended with a dinner.

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The event was remarkable as hope was kept alive in improving the health care system in Yobe State.


Usman Haruna a fifth-year medical student of the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID), said that the health week was exceptional compared to other years, and those who missed it would surely wish they did not. Usman commended all stakeholders and those that have taken their time to contribute to the success of the program.


Usman said he looks forward to another splendid health week come next year adding that he prays for a safe journey to those who came from near and far to partake in the event.

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