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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.

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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.


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  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.

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


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Globally, 27th of October is a day set aside as the World Occupational Therapy Day, to create awareness about the Occupational Therapy Profession and its services to the different individuals of all ages in helping them participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (called Occupation).


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Theme:

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.





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