UBTH Blog & News

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THEME:

“Caring for the elderly : Lessons from the Covid-19 Pandemic”

(UBTH) ELDER FRIENDLY HOSPITAL INITIATIVE

Dear elders and colleagues.

This year’s celebration of the United Nations International Day of Older Persons (UNIDOP) on October 1st is unique in many ways:

  • Nigeria turns 60 on October 1st – the cut off age for  “older person” set by the UN.
  • The Year 2020 marks the 30th anniversary of UNIDOP.
  • 2020 is also the 75th anniversary of the UN.
  • On March 9, 2020, the Elder Friendly Hospitals Initiative (ELDFRHI) was launched in UBTH by the Honorable Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie E. Ehanire.

We are seeking to raise a critical mass of Elder Friendly Champions across all sectors, beginning in our hospitals.

Please join us!



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THEME:

Transforming Global Health

#WorldPharmacistDay #WPD2020

The theme for this year’s celebration is “Transforming Global Health”. And as usual, Pharmacists in UBTH kicked off the day’s observance with a courtesy visit on the Chief Medical Director, Prof. D.E. Obaseki. The CMD commended the Pharmacists for their dedication to duty and for being very critical and formidable members of the workforce in UBTH. The high point of the visit was the presentation of gifts to members of Management present by the delegation led by the Head of the Pharmacy Department, Pharm (Mrs) C. Olumese.

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THEME

Transforming Global Health


This World Pharmacists Day is an opportunity to communicate how, together, pharmacists are transforming health through a variety of health services in their communities, including advising on healthy living, vaccinating to prevent disease, and ensuring that medicines are taken correctly. It’s also a chance to let people know how pharmaceutical scientists transform and prolong people’s lives by developing safe and effective medicines and vaccines, and pharmacy educators are transforming outcomes by ensuring that there are enough qualified and competent pharmacists and scientists to meet the growing needs of our societies. (FIP President Dominique Jordan)

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This to inform all candidates that, the UBTH School of Post Basic Midwifery Entrance Examination scheduled to hold on Saturday 26th  September 2020, has been postponed to Saturday 3rd October, 2020.

Meanwhile, the sales of form is still in progress till Friday 2nd October, 2020.

We apologize for any inconveniences.

Thank you.

Joshua Uwaila, Esq
Head, Public Relations Unit.


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Members of the House of Representative Committee on health institutions were in the University of Benin Teaching Hospital for an oversight function on Wednesday, 16th September, 2020. The House Committee inspected ongoing capital projects in the Hospital. These projects, which are at various completion stages, were evaluated vis-à-vis the amount of money released so far. The projects are;
  • The National Health Insurance Scheme complex (NHIS),
  • The House Officers residence,
  • Renal complex,
  • Brachytherapy complex, and
  • Cardiac centre
Juxtaposing the amount released for these projects with the level of completion and quality of work done, the House Committee was impressed with Management’s prudence.

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THEME

Rehabilitation After COVID-19


World Physiotherapy Day falls on 8th September every year, and is an opportunity for physiotherapists from all over the world to raise awareness about their crucial role in keeping people well, mobile and independent. The day was established by World Confederation for Physiotherapy (WCPT) in 1996, and marks the date on which WCPT was founded in 1951. Physiotherapists are healthcare professionals that provide services that develop, maintain and restore people’s maximum movement and functional ability. They can help people at any stage of life, when movement and function are threatened by ageing, injury, diseases, disorders, or environmental factors.

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In line with the UBTH Management’s commitment to ensure the safety of her staff, pocket-sized hand sanitizers were distributed to all newly employed interns on Friday, 28th August, 2020.

This is sequel to the 2 -day training the new interns received on Infection Prevention and Control in the hospital.

The HOD of Pharmacy, Mrs Olumese distributed the hand sanitizers through the representatives of the medical, nursing, pharmacy, medical laboratory, physiotherapy, radiology, optometry, dietetics, and occupational therapy interns on behalf of management.

We commend the dynamic UBTH Management team for her sustained zeal to ensure a safe working environment for her staff.



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The training on Infection Prevention and Control continued today at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital for the newly employed nursing, pharmacy, medical laboratory, physiotherapy, radiology, optometry, dietetics, and occupational therapy interns

The DCMAC clinical services, Prof O. A Akoria who gave the opening remarks on behalf of Management admonished the interns to give their best in their work while ensuring a safe workplace environment.

In total, 195 interns were trained. Facilitators included Dr Esohe Olivia Ogboghodo (Chairman, Infection Control Committee), Dr Otaniyenuwa Eloghosa Obarisiagbon (Consultant, Public Health Physician), Dr Igunma (Consultant, Clinical Microbiologist), ADNS Uwugiaren (Nursing services), Mrs Irabor (Infection Control Nurse, Department of Community Health), Mr Chris Isueken (Snr. Environmental Health Officer), Mr Ibadin (Medical Laboratory Scientist), Dr Orezimena Omo-Ikirodah (Department of Community Health), and Dr Funmilola Adio (Department of Community Health).

E-Certificate of participation will be awarded to all interns.

Kudos to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital Management Team.





Today, the University of Benin Teaching Hospital Infection Control Committee commenced training for the newly employed interns in the hospital.

The CMD in his opening remarks said that this training was geared at equipping the interns with infection prevention and control knowledge and practices that will ensure the safety of patients, healthcare workers and the community at large in accordance with our vision of providing quality healthcare solutions.

A total of 99 medical and dental interns were trained today. The training continues tomorrow with the nursing, pharmacy, medical laboratory, physiotherapy, radiology, optometry, dietetics, and occupational therapy interns

Kudos to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital Management Team!



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