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Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for Admission into the School of Post Basic Nursing Studies, UBTH, for the 2021/2022 academic session in the following courses.

  1. Diploma in Ophthalmic Nursing and Management
  2. Diploma in Perioperative Nursing and Management
  3. Diploma in Paediatric Nursing and Management
  4. Diploma in Accident & Emergency Nursing and Management

DURATION OF COURSE: one (1) year

ENTRY QUALIFICATION: Applicant should;

  • Possess five (5) credits (OL) in not more than two sitting in WAEC, NECO or GCE – which must include: English language, Mathematics, Biology, Physics and Chemistry.
  • Be a qualified Nurse duly registered with Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.
  • Have at least one-year Post registration, clinical experience in the relevant area and with sponsorship by an institution or Agency.

METHOD OF APPLICATION
Admission forms are obtainable from the Office of the Head, School of Post Basic Nursing Studies, UBTH, Benin City, on payment of application fee of Ten Thousand Naira (N10, 000.00) or its equivalent in Dollars or Pounds for foreign applicants.


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Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for Admission into the School of Midwifery, UBTH Benin City for the 1st stream 2021 session. DURATION OF COURSE- THREE (3) YEARS
  1. Entry Qualification: Applicant must not be less than 18 years or above 34 years of age
  2. Possess five (5) credits O’level in not more than two sitting in WAEC, NECO or NABTEB which must include, English language, Mathematics, Biology, Physics and Chemistry.
METHOD OF APPLICATION Application forms are obtainable from the office of the Principal/Head of Department (School of Midwifery) on presentation of evidence of payment of:
  • Payment of a non –refundable fee of Ten Thousand, Five Hundred Naira.(N10,500) only payable to UBTH Account with TSA under the service type: Training School of Midwifery using REMITA platform in any bank in Nigeria.
  • Payment of Two Hundred (200) Naira into Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria State Committee account – First Bank 2004854377

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MEHID-AFRICA stands for Mainstreaming eHealth & Health Informatics for Development in Africa. It is a new program that provides for a wide range of interventions such as conferences and deployment of technology. Its goal is for Africa to develop equitably with the rest of the world through multi-sectoral deployment of eHealth and health informatics. MEHID-AFRICA series of annual conferences are tagged with their respective years. Thus, this maiden edition is tagged MEHID-AFRICA 2021. Mon 15 to Sun 21, Mar 2021 @ University of Benin: Akin Deko Auditorium & @ University of Benin Teaching Hospital: eHealth & health informatics facilities BENIN CITY, NIGERIA THEME Strengthening Health Services in Africa through eHealth and Health Informatics Subthemes
  • Deployment of eHealth and health informatics: progress and prospects
  • Attaining universal health coverage through eHealth and health informatics
  • Using eHealth and health informatics for healthcare and health management information system
  • Building business models for eHealth and health informatics
  • Developing and following through roadmaps for eHealth and health informatics
SPECIAL INVITATION TO
  • Health care professionals
  • Health policy makers & managers
  • Science & technology policy makers
  • ICT scientists, technologists, engineers, manufacturers, marketers & other industry players
  • Telecoms industry players
  • ICT advocacy groups
  • Others
Conference fee Zoom (Live) ₦5,000.00 or US$13.00 Register online for Free – now! Click Here To Register SMS, call, WhatsApp: +234 803 356 4163

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Theme:

JOIN THE MOVEMENT


The Neurology Unit of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital celebrated both the WORLD STROKE DAY 2020 and the 10th Anniversary of their Stroke Ward with the Theme: JOIN THE MOVEMENT. #JTM

The UBTH Stroke Ward(A5) is the first Stroke Ward in all of Nigeria and is 10 this year.

To commemorate this event, the Neurology Unit organized a Medical Outreach at Uselu market, in Egor LGA of Edo state. The outreach began with an awareness walk in the hospital before storming the market.

A health talk was delivered, highlighting the meaning of Stroke, early detection, the common risk factors and how to administer treatment, after which Traders emerged massively to have their blood pressure and blood glucose checked.

Guest lecture was delivered by Prof. Mustapha Abudu Danesi, (Professor of Medicine and Neurology).

STROKE RISK FACTORS
• Hypertension
• Diabetes
• Alcohol
• Cigarette smoking
• Sedentary lifestyle
• Family history



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Theme

Empowering Communities Through Infection Prevention and Control


The University of Benin Teaching hospital as part of its commitment to Continuous Medical Education (CME), through its Infection Prevention and Control Committee, is organizing one week training programme on hand hygiene and waste management for all nurses

The event was declared open by the Chief Medical Director, ably represented by CMAC, Prof: C.O Omuemu.

In his address, the CMD reiterated Management’s commitment in ensuring quality care solutions in a safe environment for patients, healthcare workers and other persons through the practice of standard precautions, including hand hygiene and waste management. This exercise will start with the nurses, and continue with other professional groups.

In attendance at this training were Mrs Asamah Doris, Deputy Director, Nursing Services and other management staff.



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Theme

Empowering Communities through Infection Prevention and Control


The Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Committee of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, as part of her activities to celebrate her anniversary on 19th November, 2020 commenced a week long hand hygiene health education programme.

The programme with the theme “Empowering Communities through Infection Prevention and Control” focused on health educating school students and staff around the hospital community on preventing infections via hand hygiene.

Schools visited included

University of Benin Demonstration Junior Secondary School

University of Benin Staff School

University of Benin Demonstration Senior Secondary School

UBTH Primary School

UBTH Secondary School

Hand hygiene facilities such as Veronica buckets, hand wash bowls, liquid soap, hand sanitizers and Information Education and Communication (IEC) materials on steps for hand washing/ use of alcohol based hand sanitizers were donated to the schools visited as part of our cooperate social responsibility.

Kudos to the UBTH management for the continous mentorship and provision of an enabling environment for the IPC Committee.



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Today November 14th is WORLD DIABETES DAY with the theme – THE NURSE AND DIABETES. This is to raise awareness on the crucial role that nurses play in the prevention and management of diabetes. Presently, the International Diabetes Federation estimates that 1 out of every 10 persons is living with Diabetes and that every 8 seconds, someone dies from diabetes. With this alarming figures, it is recommended that we reduce our risk of diabetes, especially for Type 2 diabetes which is the most common type and yet largely preventable. We can reduce our risk of Type 2 diabetes by:

  1. Healthy eating – Avoid sugar sweetened soft drinks/beverages, Avoid junk food and snacks, Avoid cholesterol -containing vegetable oil & saturated fats e.g margarine, eat more of vegetables & fruits, take enough water daily, limit alcohol intake.
  2. Healthy Lifestyle – maintain ideal body weight, regular/daily exercises , avoid sedentary lifestyle.
  3. Regular medical screening – blood glucose levels, blood pressure, lipid levels.
    For those already diagnosed, take medicines as prescribed, regularly monitor blood glucose levels, attend clinic visits regularly to prevent complications.

TOGETHER WE CAN DO IT.


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The attention of the Management of University of Benin Teaching Hospital has been drawn to some misinformed and misleading publications on the social media in recent times, bordering on the inability of some patients to pay their medical bills. It is against this background that we provide the following clarifications:

1. The challenge of access and equity in healthcare service delivery is national and not peculiar to UBTH. It is not within the powers of UBTH to grant free healthcare to clients, which obviously is not a sustainable model in the present economic climate.

2. In spite of the above, UBTH being sensitive to the present economic situation has been granting hospital bills waivers to several clients, adjudged to be so – deserving . In 2019, a total of 312 patients were granted waivers of their hospital bills to the tune of ₦89, 304, 959 (eighty nine million, three hundred and four thousand, nine hundred and fifty nine naira) and up till September 30, this year, the sum of ₦91, 634,131 (ninety one million, six hundred and thirty four thousand, one hundred and thirty one naira) has been waived by the Hospital Management.

3. The present UBTH Management in 2017, instituted an Indigent Patient Fund, to which staff of the hospital contribute and which is deployed to defray hospital bills of indigent patients.

4. It is pertinent to note that, the furore arising from the social media claims stems from the unquestioned commitment of UBTH to providing quality healthcare to all her clients at the point of entry, irrespective of inability or unwillingness to pay in emergency situations.


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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.




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