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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.


Do you know that 60% of Colon cancer cases can be prevented by screening?*

Who are those qualified for colon cancer screening?

– Age 40 years and above.

– Those with family history of colon cancer.

– Those with positive fecal occult blood test.

– Those have change in bowel habit, passage of blood in stool or unexplained weight loss.

– Screen your Colon with a colonoscopy today to prevent Colon cancer.

– Visit a Gastroenterologist or a General Surgeon for guidance.


  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

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