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In commemoration of the 2022 World Hand Hygiene Day, the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City joined the rest of the world in celebrating the day with the theme Healthcare Quality and Safety Climate or Culture that Values Hand Hygiene and Infection Prevention and Control. The Chief Medical Director, Prof D.E Obaseki in his opening remark harped on the importance of hand hygiene. He noted that most infections are passed on from person to person through our hands. In other to break the chain of infection, it is very important to always wash our hands, he stated.


Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is described as presence of symptoms and signs of kidney disease lasting more than 3 months. The symptoms include
  1. Generalised body weakness/chronic fatigue
  2. Body swelling.
  3. Reduced urinary output.
  4. Recurrent vomiting.
  5. Low blood level(Anemia).
  6. Recurrent hiccups.
  7. Seizures And lots more
The global incidence of kidney disease is currently on the increase. Causes include;


The College of Nursing, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, formerly School of Nursing, University of Benin Teaching Hospital wishes to inform all intending applicants and the general public that admission into the College is now through the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)

This is due to the recent upgrade of our Institution to National Diploma (ND) and Higher National Diploma (HND) awarding institution by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), which entitles our graduands to be called up for National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).

All intending applicants should therefore endeavour to enroll in the ongoing UTME registration exercise to be eligible to apply for the Post UTME that will come up later in the year.



  1. In Epidemiological week 7, 2022 (14 – 20 February, 2022); 21 states have recorded at least one confirmed case across 74 local government areas.
  2. Of all confirmed cases, 73% are from Ondo (32%), Edo (23%) and Bauchi (18%).
  3. Two (2) Healthcare workers have been affected from Ondo and Bauchi in reporting week 7 [Note that there were seven (7) new Healthcare workers affected from Bauchi, Ondo and Edo States in reporting week 6]
  4. The weekly epidemiological report of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control CDC showed an increase in the number of confirmed cases of Lassa fever with four (4) healthcare workers (one from Benue State and three from Edo State) as at week 2, 2022.

Infection Prevention and Control Committee,
University of Benin Teaching Hospital/NCDC


The School of Nursing UBTH Alumni Association (SONUBTHA) as part of her objective to give back to their alma mater recently painted the School of Nursing  UBTH and gave an award to the most outstanding student.

Intimating the Chief Medical Director Prof D.E Obaseki of their activities during a courtesy visit, Mrs. E. Osazuwa the National President of SONUBTHA accompanied by the HOD School of Nursing Mrs. A.B. Eweka stated that the International and National chapters of the association are very proud of the School and have been very involved in ensuring that the learning environment of the students is optimal.

Also as part of encouraging students, the international chapter has been giving an annual award to outstanding students for the past ten (10) years. Other activities previously carried out by the association include painting of the hostel, purchase of a generator set and projector, etc.

Responding, the CMD thanked the association for their heir generous donations and enjoined other alumni associations to emulate them. He also stated that beyond donations, the association should aspire to have mentorship programmes for the students as the youths of today need credible mentors to help shape their future. He looked forward to more collaborations with the association



Speak The Change You Wish To See

International Stuttering Awareness Day (ISAD), or International Stammering Awareness Day, is an annual celebration held on October 22. It is known in the UK and Ireland, since 1998.

The day is intended to raise public awareness of the issues faced by millions of people – one percent of the world’s population – who stutter, or stammer.

Every year, stuttering communities and associations around the world get together, put on events and campaign to highlight how certain aspects of society can be difficult for people who stutter; to challenge negative attitudes and discrimination; and to debunk myths that people who stammer are nervous or less intelligent.

ISAD also celebrates the many notable figures who stutter; who have made a mark on the world now and throughout history in the fields of science, politics, philosophy, art, cinema and music.


The concerted effort of the Chief Medical Director, Prof D.E. Obaseki and Management to make UBTH a centre of excellence in Oncology care has yielded fruit as the new Ultramodern Brachytherapy suite has become functional.

This is sequel to the installation of the Cobalt 60 high dose rate Brachytherapy machine and successful training of personnel to man the Unit.

UBTH is now only the 2nd hospital (Public or Private) in Nigeria to offer Brachytherapy services using the Cobalt 60 high dose rate machine for the treatment of gynecological malignancies such as Cervix, Endometrial and Vagina Cancers.

By this feat, UBTH now occupies a pride of place in Nigeria Oncology space.

Congratulations to Radiation and Clinical Oncology Department!

Congratulations UBTH!!

(C) Public Relations Unit


Theme: Hepatitis can’t wait. Every 28th day of July, World Hepatitis Day is celebrated. The essence is to raise awareness of viral hepatitis. Viral hepatitis simply means inflammation of the liver caused by hepatotropic viruses. This disease can progress to liver cirrhosis, liver failure and hepatocellular cancer. This year’s theme which is hepatitis can’t wait is apt with one person dying every 30 seconds from a hepatitis related illness. Even in the current covid-19 crisis, we can’t wait to act on viral hepatitis. This is a clarion call to all for a concerted effort to achieve the WHO goal of eliminating viral hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030. Government, international organizations, training institutions, private sector, communities and people living with hepatitis, we must all work together to achieve this goal. All viruses that cause systemic disease may cause hepatitis e.g. yellow fever virus, Epstein bar virus, Cytomegalovirus and Adenovirus. Viral hepatitis, however, primarily refers to hepatitis caused by hepatotropic viruses i.e. viruses which have affinity for the liver. The five clinically important ones are labeled A, B, C, D, and E. Hepatitis A virus and hepatitis E virus cause acute infections and resolve within 6 months as they are self-limiting. Transmission is mainly from contaminated water and food. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) have been found to be the most important causes of chronic liver diseases. Chronic refers to the ability of the virus to persist beyond 6 months in the body and this poses a lifelong threat of liver cirrhosis, leading to liver failure, hepatocellular cancer (HCC) and death. Hepatitis D virus is an incomplete virus and thrives only with hepatitis B as super infection or co-infection.

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