Pinecrest Healthcare Ltd in partnership with Biorad Laboratories – USA – has completed the second phase of the new born screening for hemoglobinopathy project embarked upon by the Federal Ministry of Health in partnership with Millennium Development Goals office. The second phase of the project is sequel to the Federal Ministry of Health’s quest to get the whole geo-political zones in Nigeria covered in respect of the new born screening. The centers involved in this second phase are:
Federal Medical Center Birinin Kebbi – Kebbi State
Federal Medical Center Yenagoa – Bayelsa State.
Pinecrest application specialists also completed the training and certification of relevant personnel that will use the system at the two centers. The project was completed in April 2013.
With this completion the six geopolitical zones in Nigeria are now fully covered and ready to commence screening for hemoglobinopathies in newborns. The centers and the geopolitical zones which they represent are as follows:
Federal Medical Center Keffi – Nasarawa State. ( North Central zone)
Federal Medical Center Gombe – Gombe State.(For North East zone)
Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki – Ebonyi State.(For South Ease zone)
Federal Medical Center Ebute Metta – Lagos State.(For South West zone)
Federal Medical Center Birinin Kebbi – Kebbi State.(For North West zone)
Federal Medical Center Yenagoa – Bayelsa State.( For South-South zone)