Established in June 2000, the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Azare, Bauchi state has a mandate to provide healthcare services, training and research under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Health. The institution ultimately has brought referral and tertiary healthcare services closer to the people of its vicinity.
The institution is situated in Azare the second largest town in Bauchi state of North Eastern Nigeria. At inception the centre inherited an over sixty-year-old General Hospital strategically located along the Kano-Maiduguri highway. Nevertheless, its permanent site which is undergoing on-going development currently incorporates the Paediatrics complex, the Radiology complex ,Opthalmology complex, Pathology complex, Trauma complex, Molecular Laboratory, General Out-Patient Department (GOPD) as well as the Male Medical, Female Medical and Isolation wards. The Obstetrics and Gynaecology complex which includes the Special Care Baby Unit and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is presently under construction. The centre attracts clients from Gombe, Yobe, Jigawa, Kano and Borno as well as the host state of Bauchi.
The Federal University of Health Sciences, Azare was established in June 2021 with recently matriculated 760 pioneer students for the 2021/2022 and 2022/2023 academic session. Of this, there were 70 and 90 medical students respectively for the two sessions while there were 30 and 50 dental students respectively for each session. There are on-going discussions for possibility of using the hospital for the clinical training of the University’s students.