A rural healthcare outreach project funded by the Nigeria Muslim Forum UK (NMFUK) will begin at the Anka General Hospital in Zamfara State. The Zamfara State government and Anka Local Government are providing logistic support.
A statement by the group's spokesman, Dr. Aliyu Musa, said the three-day project, which starts today, will involve free consultation, free provision of prescription drugs and minor surgeries.
"Drugs worth £3,000 will be distributed to patients who desperately need but cannot afford them. The project will also include skill transfer and training of local nurses and health extension workers.
"Dr Bello Inua Anka, a UK-based surgeon and member of the NMFUK will lead the project in partnership with volunteer medical specialists from several teaching hospitals in Nigeria.
"This project will build on the success of our pilot health outreach project at Kibiya, Kano State in August 2012," says NMFUK Ameer Malam Sani Mu'azu Makarfi.
The NMFUK is a non-profit organisation funded through donations from members across the UK.