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Kebbi First Lady Zainab Bagudu Honored

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Adebare Akinwale

Dr. Zainab, the beautiful wife of Kebbi State Governor, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, is not resting on her oars as mother to about 3.4 million indigenes of Kebbi through her contributions in the health sector.

A trained pediatrician consultant, and founder of Medicaid Cancer Foundation, earned another merit of honour from the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA).

The award was presented to her by the outgoing president, Prof. Mike Ozovehe Ogirima at the 58th Annual General Meeting, held at the International Conference Centre Abuja for her contributions in the Advocacy for Women’s Health with a Major Interest in Cancer Care’.

She was also honoured for her, ‘Establishment of the first high tech radio-diagnostic center in Abuja, and subsequently the ‘Medicaid Cancer Foundation’ known for creating awareness, funding diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients in Nigeria.

A  champion of girl child education in Kebbi, she mentors and sponsors various school programs such as Voices for Girl Child, Nursing Education, School health clubs (with a concentration on cancer and sickle cell), menstrual health, VVF, drug abuse and creative writing.

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