Today November 23rd 2022, the board, management and staff of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) officially unveiled the logo of their 50th anniversary celebration taking place on the 12th of May, 2023.
The unveiling ceremony and release of UBTH @50 balloons marked the commencement of activities to mark the 50th anniversary.
Speaking earlier at the sensitization workshop the CMD, Prof. Darlington Obaseki denoted on the essence of the celebration as well as the need for all staff to have a buy-in. The co-chair of the Central Working Committee (CWC), Prof. Obehi Okojie in her presentation stated that there would be monthly activities geared towards giving back to society.
After the unveiling ceremony and the release of balloons, there was a press briefing where the CMD, management and members of the CWC enjoined all to solidly promote and participate in the activities of the celebration.
November 14th of every year is marked globally as World Diabetes Day.
Presently, the International Diabetes Federation estimates that 3 in 4 people with diabetes live in low & middle income countries and that 100 years after insulin discovery, 1 in 2 people who need insulin cannot access or afford it. With this alarming figure, it is recommended that we reduce our risk of type 2 Diabetes, which is largely preventable by-
1) Healthy Eating: Avoid sugar sweetened soft drinks/beverages, junk food and snacks, cholesterol-containing vegetable oil & saturated fats e.g. Margarine, eat more of vegetables & fruits, take enough water daily, limit alcohol intake.
2) Healthy Lifestyle: Maintain ideal body weight, regular/daily exercises, avoid a sedentary lifestyle.
3) Regular Medical Screening: Blood glucose levels, blood pressure, lipid levels.
For those already diagnosed, take medicines as prescribed, regularly monitor blood glucose levels & keep the records, attend clinic visits regularly to prevent complications.
4) Healthcare Workers: should screen all persons at first contact, especially those at risk, & refer appropriately for specialized care as soon as required.
A multidisciplinary approach is indispensable for good outcomes.
TOGETHER WE CAN DO IT.
Courtesy: ENDOCRINOLOGY UNIT, UBTH
World Pneumonia Day is a global event observed every year on 12 November to spread awareness and educate people to combat Pneumonia disease, the world’s biggest infectious killer of adults and children, responsible for the majority of death of children below five across the globe.
WORLD THROMBOSIS DAY 2022: EYES OPEN TO THROMBOSIS
Thrombosis is the formation of blood clots within the blood vessel which can affect all ages, race, gender and ethnicity.
It affects 1 in 4 people worldwide and in Nigeria, more than 50% of hospitalized patients are at risk of venous thrombo-embolism.
This year’s theme – “eyes open to thrombosis” focuses on creating awareness among both health care professionals and the general
public on the prevention of this leading cause of death worldwide.
It also emphasises the need to stay alert and promptly take appropriate action when symptoms such as unilateral leg swelling, unexplained sudden shortness of breath and chest pain are noticed.
Furthermore, early ambulation after surgery and practicing a healthy lifestyle including regular exercise and dietary modification will significantly reduce the risk of thrombus formation.
Thrombosis does not take a break, we shouldn’t either. Be proactive, spread the information.
Admission into paramedic technology and environmental health technology programmes
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the PARAMEDIC TECHNOLOGY and ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH TECHNOLOGY programmes of the Institute of Health Technology UBTH, leading to the award of National Diploma (ND) and Higher National Diploma (HND).
The World Sight Day (WSD) is celebrated globally every year on the second Thursday of October in order to focus attention on the global issue of eye health.
The Lions Club International Foundation started this day for the first time in the year 2000 and it was then adapted and coordinated yearly by the IAPB and WHO.
The Management and Staff of UBTH, Benin City specially congratulate Dr. Osahon Enabulele, Consultant Family Physician on your inauguration today as the President of the apex medical association in the world, the World Medical Association (WMA).
Dr. Emmanuel Osaigbovo, Consultant Urologist in the Department of Surgery is a medical practitioner of the purest strain. A surgeon par excellence. A trainer, a mentor and gentleman.