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The University of Benin Teaching Hospital Honoured By The Visit of The First Lady of Nigeria Her Excellency Dr. Mrs. Aisha Buhari

The Chief Medical Director And Members of Management Staff With The Visiting Team

The University of Benin Teaching Hospital had the honour of receiving the First Lady and wife of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Her Excellency, Dr Mrs Aisha Buhari; who came to distribute gift items to In-patients of the Hospital. This, she did through her non-governmental organisation, ” Future Assured Foundation “. She was represented by Dr Zaynab Ikaz-Kassim, a permanent Secretary in the presidency.

The wife of the Edo State Governor, Mrs Betsy Obaseki led the team to the Hospital. The Chief Medical Director, Professor Darlington Obaseki, was on hand to receive the August visitors. He expressed gratitude to Her Excellency for choosing UBTH as a beneficiary of the Foundation’s generosity.

The Chief Medical Director (Prof. Darlington E. Obaseki) Never Fails to Recognize Hard-Work

As part of his trait and trend since the onset of his administration as the Chief Medical Director, Prof. Darlington E. Obaseki has always portrayed his love for Intelligence, Competence and Hard-Work; and as such, he has come up with various schemes in other to reward and appreciate efforts put in by staffs of the great University of Benin Teaching Hospital.

Some of which are Award of Excellence / Best Performing Staff of the month (This award is spread out throughout the year) and as usual by the end of each year an Award of Excellence / Best Performing Staff of The Year on various categories.

This year 2019 was no exception as the Chief Medical Director and other Management Staffs took out time to host and celebrate all staff to a cocktail party and award ceremony where various Management Staff took turns in showering staffs with words of encouragement and praise...

There were lots to eat and drink from as there has never been a dull moment with Prof. Darlington E. Obaseki

This Event took place on the 24th December, 2019 at the Hospitals Premises.

Children Christmas Party Organized By The Chief Medical Director (Prof. Darlington E. Obaseki)

The Management of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital on the 24th December, 2019. Organized a Christmas Party for Staff's Children who were between the ages of 4-10.

The Kids had lots of exciting fun filled activities to participate from amidst dancing and playing with the Chief Medical Director who was in attendance.

This event took place at the hospital's premises on the open field behind the security office.

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The University of Benin Teaching Hospital in collaboration with SANOFI Pharmaceutical Company

The University of Benin Teaching Hospital in collaboration with the SANOFI Pharmaceutical Company launched a Diabetes-Hypertension Clinic at It’s Comprehensive Health Centre Udo, in Ovia Southwest Local Government Area. As part of the activities lined up to mark the World Diabetes Day


Amongst other activities parked up for the day were free screening for;

  • Diabetes,
  • Hypertension,
  • Oral and Eye condition.

of residents from the Udo Community who where at the Hospital for;

A Baseline Assessment Conducted by PharmAccess-SafeCare

The Management of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, in tandem with her commitment and efforts to institutionalize the ethos of quality healthcare in the Hospital, in June 2019 invited PharmAccess Foundation to partner with her.

A baseline assessment was conducted by PharmAccess-SafeCare in September 2019. The report of the assessment was presented to the leaders of the Hospital on Thursday the 7th of November 2019. UBTH was scored a Level 3 (against the maximum possible score level 5).

This achievement, coming after 2 years of painstaking work by the Management and staffs of the Hospital, should provide further impetus for all to do more.

Current gaps in services and infrastructure were clearly spelt out in the very detailed report. Measures to address them are also well detailed in the accompanying Quality Improvement Plan (QIP). The goal is to transit to SafeCare Level 4 within the next one year

World Radiography Day (November 8, 2019)

World Radiography Day marks the anniversary of the discovery of X-rays in 1895 by Wilhelm Roentgen . The purpose of this day is to raise public awareness of diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy, which play a crucial role in the diagnosis and treatment of patients and, most importantly, ensuring radiation is kept to the minimum required, hence improving the quality of patient care. The day is celebrated worldwide by various national radiographers’ associations and societies.

Radiographers of University of Benin Teaching Hospital

The University of Benin Teaching Hospital’s Inaugural Founders’ Day Ceremony kick started as planned on 12th of May, 2019 with an Interdenominational Thanksgiving Service at the All Saints Chapel, University of Benin.

Management, Staff’s and Students of UBTH At The All Saints Chapel

The Hall was packed full with Members of Staff, Students, top Management Team and Past Chief Medical Director’s of The Hospital who accompanied the The Chief Medical Director (Professor Darlington Obaseki) and his family to Celebrate and thank the Lord for the opportunity to be able to witness the first of it’s kind in the history of the Hospital..

As part of the Celebration, the week promises to be filled with lots of events and excitement till the main Event on 16th of May, 2019

Novelty Match At University of Benin Teaching Hospital

University of Benin Teaching Hospital Management Team On a Courtesy Visit

The Management Team at the House of the Esama

The Team paid a courtesy visit to The House of Esama of Benin Kingdom.
The visit was to brief and formally invite him to the upcoming inaugural founders’ day celebration which was scheduled to hold on Thursday 16th May 2019 by 11 am prompt at the Oba Akenzua Complex of the Hospital.

The wife of the Governor of Edo State, Her Excellency Mrs Betsy Obaseki visited the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City on new year day, 01/01/2019 to identify, felicitate and share the joy of the new year with the ‘ new year baby’.

The first baby in the hospital for the 2019 was a baby girl born at 1:30 am and weighed 3.2kg at birth.

The first lady presented gifts to the mother of the baby who hinted that the baby may be named ‘Godspeed’. Management of the hospital also provided gifts for the lucky mom.

At the end of the visit, Mrs Obaseki commended the Hospital Management for the excellent care given to the mothers and their babies. She also commended Management on the benevolence displayed towards indigent patients in the hospital.

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