The Kano State Agency for the Control of AIDS has initiated pre-marital health screening for an additional 147 prospective couples, as revealed in a statement by Usman Datti, the Agency’s Information Officer, on Tuesday.

During an inspection of the screening process, Dr. Usman Bashir, the Director-General of the Agency, explained that the screening aimed to provide medical evaluations and consultations, if necessary, for prospective couples. The primary objective of this exercise is to ensure the medical fitness of the suitors and prevent the spread of diseases that could be transmitted through marriage.

The screening process encompasses various medical tests including HIV testing, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C screening, Sickle Cell Genotype testing, evaluation for venereal diseases, and pregnancy testing. The Director-General stressed the importance of these tests in identifying and addressing potential health issues or challenges.

Dr. Bashir urged the couples to take the screening seriously, emphasizing that the State Government had provided ample facilities and medical personnel to ensure the smooth conduct of the exercise. He also noted that similar screening exercises had been conducted for couples who recently participated in the state government’s mass wedding program.

It’s worth mentioning that the Kano government recently sponsored and officiated the mass wedding of a total of 1,800 couples, demonstrating its commitment to facilitating matrimonial unions within the state.


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