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Waste Management Re-training for UBTH Staff

The Management of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital as part of its commitment to ensuring standard waste management practices conducted a one-day waste management re-training workshop through the Infection Prevention and Control Committee.

The workshop which held on Wednesday, 18th January, 2023 at the New TETFUND Lecture Theatre was conducted in order to re-train staff who are involved in waste management, as well as in the supply and disbursement of waste management commodities.

In attendance at the event were the Chief Medical Director, Prof. Darlington Obaseki; the DCMAC Research & Ethics, Dr. Esohe Ogboghodo, the Head, Nursing Services, DDNS Doris Asamah; the Chairman MDCAN UBTH, Prof. Paul Adobamen; head of Department of Pharmacy, President of the ARD UBTH, Dr. David Orhewere, Unit heads, Ward managers; head bulk stores, head of main stores as well as managers of the various sub-stores; environmental health workers and heads of domestic staff.


The University of Benin Teaching Hospital in commemoration of her 50th Anniversary coming up next year 12th May, 2023 is organising a training for first responders and interested persons on Basic Life Support (BLS).

This training is to provide participants with the knowledge and skill required for Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and other relevant procedures needed in emergency situations.

Certificate of participation will also be given at the end of the training.

Date: 18th December, 2022
Time: 12.00 noon
Venue: Oba Ovoranmwen Park, Mission Road, Benin city.


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UBTH Extends Hand Hygiene Education Programme To Mothers Whose Neonates Are Admitted To SCBU

Today, the Infection Control Unit of the Department of Community Health commenced a health education exercise for all mothers whose neonates are admitted in the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU). This exercise will hold weekly at the SCBU.

The objective of this exercise is to improve the hand hygiene practices of mothers as the hands are a major route of transmission of infections, in health care settings. Hand hygiene is a crucial element in Infection Prevention and Control and involving all stakeholders is a necessary step in achieving this.

The Five moments of hand hygiene for mothers in SCBU adapted from the WHO 5 moments of hand hygiene was developed by the unit and taught to the mothers.

This health education exercise is following the second Orange Network Workshop on Hand Hygiene, organized by the Nigerian Center for Disease Control and partners.

In today’s inaugural health education programme, 12 mothers were health educated and practical sessions on the steps in hand washing and hand rubbing were conducted.

At the end of the programme, hand sanitizers were donated to the mothers by the Pharmacy Department of UBTH.



“Caring for the elderly : Lessons from the Covid-19 Pandemic”


Dear elders and colleagues.

This year’s celebration of the United Nations International Day of Older Persons (UNIDOP) on October 1st is unique in many ways:

  • Nigeria turns 60 on October 1st – the cut off age for  “older person” set by the UN.
  • The Year 2020 marks the 30th anniversary of UNIDOP.
  • 2020 is also the 75th anniversary of the UN.
  • On March 9, 2020, the Elder Friendly Hospitals Initiative (ELDFRHI) was launched in UBTH by the Honorable Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie E. Ehanire.

We are seeking to raise a critical mass of Elder Friendly Champions across all sectors, beginning in our hospitals.

Please join us!


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.

International Training of Trainers in Geriatrics 2020

The 1st International Training of Trainers in Geriatrics which started on Monday 9th March has finally come to an end today Friday 13th March, 2020.

The international training programme aimed at equipping and updating various multi-disciplinary health professionals with the relevant knowledge and skills in providing quality care for older persons. The programme was attended by health professionals from different parts of the country as well as from the United States of America. Some retired staff of the Hospital were also in attendance.

The participants thanked Hospital Management for putting up such an impactful event, and they offered incisive feedbacks.

The Chief Medical Director, Professor Darlington Obaseki, who was the chief host thanked all participants for gracing the event. He also highlighted some reasons for organising such a programme. He stated that quality care for older persons is a priority for the Government and the Hospital. Professor Obaseki also appreciated the Hon. Minister of Health for graciously attending the opening ceremony and launching the Elder Friendly Hospital Initiative (ELDFRHI).

Professor Obaseki also used the opportunity to thank the sponsors of the programme, especially the Centre for Excellence in Reproductive Health Initiative (CERHI) for its unparalleled support of the programme. CERHI have also pledged support for the advancement of ELDFRHI.

An elated Professor Obaseki, commended the initiator of the programme, Professor Obehi Akoria, for her excellent performance both as a member of the Hospital Management team and for the excellently planned and executed training programme.

Declaring the International training programme closed, the CMD encouraged all participants to imbibe leadership attitude by using their time to train their staff to become abreast with the fundamental principles guiding their various work activities.

Finally, there was presentation of gifts to the International guest faculty Dr Matthew McNabney and his wife, both from the Johns Hopkins University in the USA who made sacrificial efforts to attend the programme. Certificates of completion of course was also issued to all participants of the programme.

The event closed with group photographs and exchange of pleasantries.

Presentation of gifts to the International guest faculty Dr Matthew McNabney and his wife

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