UBTH Blog & News


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.


The management of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, through its Infection Prevention and Control Committee in collaboration with Pfizer today 8/6/022, held a one-day workshop on case management of Monkeypox, Integrated Disease Surveillance, and Response activities as well as Standard precautions. This training was necessitated by the rise in Monkeypox cases in Nigeria.


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!

The Management of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital recently organized a one day retreat for the newly appointed Clinical Heads of Department tagged “Leadership in Healthcare Training Programme for Heads of Department” held in the Hospital’s  Boardroom. The Chief Medical Director, Prof. Darlington Obaseki declared it open.

The programme was a combined physical and virtual meeting and also involved over 100 Heads of Department and staff who joined via the Zoom platform.

The team of seasoned research persons had interactive sessions with the attendees to the appreciation of all.

The Primary Care (Outpatients) Services Committee, UBTH earlier today successfully organized a training on Triage for nurses in UBTH. This brings the total number of nurses trained on Triage so far to 113.

Pretest and post test was conducted.

Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) on Triage and training materials were also distributed.

This is another quality Improvement and a win for UBTH

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