The Rivers State University Teaching Hospital, Port Harcourt has been selected as one of the four (4) Teaching Hospitals in Nigeria for the Nigeria MPOX Collaboration Research in partnership with University of Oxford,  London School Hygiene and Tropical Medicine,  UK Health Security Agency, UKaid, NCDC etc.

The Ag. Chief Medical Director, Rivers State University Teaching Hospital Prof. Chizindu A. Alikor, led the RSUTH team to the launch of the project at Transcorp Hilton, Abuja, on Monday, the 16th of October, 2023. Also, in attendance from RSUTH was the head of the Infectious Disease Unit of RSUTH, Dr Victoria Gomba.

The Chief Medical Director of Rivers State University Teaching Hospital spoke on behalf of all participating Teaching Hospitals in Nigeria at the event in Abuja.

The  Hon Commissioner for Health, Rivers State, accompanied by the Ag.CMD, DPH, State Epidemiologist, delivered a commitment speech on behalf of Rivers State, one of the 2 states participating in this research collaboration.

The Ag. Chief Medical Director appreciates the Executive Governor of Rivers State, Sir. Siminalayi Fubara for his enormous support and commitment towards the growth and development of Rivers State University Teaching Hospital while also thanking the Hon Commissioner for Health, Dr Adaeze Oreh, for her cooperation and leadership of the health sector of our dear State.

The Ag. CMD pledges to His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Rivers State and the entire Rivers people that our hospital which is on an upward trajectory and will sooner rather than later be placed on international platforms in innovative research, training, service delivery etc.

The Ag. CMD also welcomes collaborations and partnerships with well-meaning individuals and organisations, stating that lasting development will require the support of all of us.

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