Your journey to become a certified elder care aide starts here.
𝐔𝐁𝐓𝐇: 𝟑-𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐤 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐄𝐥𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐀𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐬
Our comprehensive 3-week intensive training program will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in this noble profession.
Professor Obehi Aituaje Akoria
Professor Obehi Aituaje Akoria is a results-driven geriatrician, clinical pharmacologist, public health expert and healthcare leader with extensive experience coordinating health and allied workforce. She is versatile in clinical practice, research, and in teaching various internal medicine, geriatric medicine and public health subjects. In her recent role as the Honourable Commissioner for Health in Edo State, she took charge of policy formulation, healthcare regulation, health promotion, health protection, disease prevention, surveillance and outbreak response, amongst other responsibilities. As Deputy Chairman (Clinical Services) of the Medical Advisory Committee in the over 850-bed University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH, she mobilized funds and volunteers to provide free medical outreaches to thousands of older persons, and for the installation of ageing friendly fixtures in the hospital in furtherance of one of her initiatives, the Elder Friendly Hospitals Initiative (ELDFRHI) which was launched by the former Honourable Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire in March 2020. She leads the multidisciplinary geriatrics team that provides specialized, person-centred inpatient/outpatient services to the elderly in UBTH, and with whom, alongside scores of enthusiastic volunteers, she has reached several thousands of older persons in different parts of Edo State with free health promotion, health literacy education, screening and treatment programmes. Professor Akoria convened the International Training of Trainers in Geriatrics (9 - 23 March 2020) and the National Training Programme in Geriatrics for Healthcare Providers (28 January - 8 February 2019), both of which held in UBTH. She has facilitated other education programmes in Geriatrics for multidisciplinary healthcare professionals.
Mrs Glory Mfon Mogbeyiteren
Mrs Glory Mfon Mogbeyiteren is a Deputy Director, Nursing Education , Department of Post Graduate Nursing, College of Nursing Sciences, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Edo State. She is an ingenious Perioperative Nurse, Lecturer and Geriatrics Volunteer of several years experience. She is an Examiner and Script marker with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria. She has mentored scores of post basic nursing students in clinical practice and research. She endeared herself to Geriatrics Unit in 2019 during her training at the National Training Programme for Geriatrics Healthcare Providers, afterwhich she offered her services as a volunteer. She is a champion of elder-friendly initiative in healthcare and educational settings as well as the community. Since joining the Geriatrics Workforce, she has worked conscientiously with the multidisciplinary team in organizing national and international training programmes, and outreach programmes to commemorate International and National Days for Older Persons. She is a certified Perioperative Nurse(1997), she holds a Bachelor’s degree, Health Education (2008), University of Benin; Professional Diploma in Nursing Education ( 2018), Lagos; Bachelor's Degree in Nursing Science ( 2018), LAUTECH, Ogbomoso; Certificate in Geriatrics for Healthcare Providers ( 2019), and Masters of Public Health ( 2022), Novena University, Ogume, Delta State. She is skilled in scholarly writing and editing, passionate about health promotion for all ages, especially the elderly. She promotes professional development, team collaboration and research. She has published articles in peer- reviewed journals, and contributed to policy documents in Perioperative nursing, Geriatrics and Nursing education. She is also a trainer of trainers in Geriatrics.
Dr. (Mrs) Oluwaseun Susan Kubeyinje, PT, PhD
Dr (Mrs) Oluwaseun Susan Kubeyinje is a Nigerian Clinical Physiotherapist with over 19 years of experience. She graduated from University of Lagos in 2004 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree. She also obtained Masters’ and Doctorate degrees in Exercise Physiology from University of Benin in 2015 and 2021 respectively. Dr. Seun Kubeyinje is a Deputy Director of Physiotherapy services with University of Benin Teaching Hospital, an institution in which she has practiced for 17 years. Her clinical experience cuts across Orthopaedics, Neurosurgery, Women’s health, and Geriatrics. She is an astute clinician who has honed her skills as a Geriatrics Physiotherapist for nearly 10 years. Her primary goal as a member of the geriatrics team is to enhance the physical function of older persons admitted on the Elders’ ward thereby promoting early discharge as well as follow-up on outpatient basis. She presently serves as the head of Geriatrics Physiotherapy unit. She has supervised and mentored several physiotherapy interns and students. She has authored several research articles published in peer-reviewed journals nationally and internationally. She is in the Research Committee of Physiotherapy Department, UBTH. She has been a member of the Faculty for National and International training of healthcare workers in geriatrics as well as several inservice training.
Dr. Folashade Akpata, MBBS, MWACP
Dr. Folashade Akpata is a dedicated Senior Registrar within the Department of Medicine at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital. With more than a decade of invaluable clinical experience, she is passionately committed to providing holistic healthcare. Dr. Akpata earned her degree as a medical doctor from Igbinedion University in 2010, and completed her internship in 2012 at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, where she is presently pursuing her fellowship in Geriatric Medicine. She holds the esteemed title of Associate Fellow of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria, is a member of the West African College of Physicians, and is affiliated with both the British Geriatric and American Geriatric Societies. Beyond her medical vocation, Dr. Akpata generously contributes her time to volunteer work, delivering health talks that inspire healthy ageing within local communities. She also serves as a mentor to aspiring young professionals while cherishing quality moments spent with her family. Her unwavering belief in the significance of empathy and compassion is evident in her teaching and healthcare practices.
Vincent Emore graduated from the University of Alberta Edmonton, Canada, with an MSc in occupational therapy; he earned his Bachelor's in occupational therapy at SRM Institute of Science and Technology India. He had worked as an occupational therapist at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital in the capacity of the head of the department of occupational therapy. He has over 18 years of clinical practice, both nationally and internationally. He is a member of the WHO development group for the Package intervention for rehabilitation of Low Back Pain as an African representative. Currently, he is a senior occupational therapist at the Hull University Teaching Hospital NHS Trust. He works in multi-disciplinary client and family-centred care. With a particular focus on safe discharge and home evaluation to support independent functioning for older people with multiple medical conditions. He is a researcher and a clinical instructor—currently working on service development and evaluation with the elderly care programme at Hull Royal Infirmary Hospital. He is passionate about making and promoting safe, independent engagement of older persons in their choice occupations (daily living activities) within their familiar environment and collaborating with clients and families to optimise the utilisation of available home and community resources
Oluwasola Emore (BOT, Dip. OT) HCPC and MRTB Registered
Senior Occupational Therapist Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Oluwasola earned a bachelor’s in occupational therapy from SRM University, India. She has over 15 years of clinical experience in various care settings, including more than eight years of experience caring for older adults in inpatient and outpatient hospital and home-based settings in Nigeria and internationally. She has contributed as an Occupational Therapist to the Elder Friendly Hospitals Initiative launched at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital and is still a promoter of such movements. She is presently a Senior Occupational Therapist at Hull Royal Infirmary Hospital (Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust) United Kingdom, where her primary responsibilities include rendering Occupational Therapy services in an acute setting and ensuring safe discharge of patients. Her passion includes OT program development and implementation in elderly care facilities and advocacy of safe and accessible homes for older adults (fall prevention, wellness, independence, moving and handling, positioning, splinting, and community integration). Over the years, she has supervised and mentored therapists and students’ clinical practice and contributed to the training of Geriatrics health care providers in Nigeria and internationally.
Mrs. Eunice Ugorji, BNSc, DNAM, RN, RM
Mrs. Eunice Ugorji is a highly qualified nurse with specialized expertise in Geriatrics Nursing and Elder Care. She earned her Bachelor of Nursing Science (BNSc) degree from the National Open University in 2015 and obtained a Diploma in Nursing Administration and Management from the University of Benin in 2001. Additionally, she holds the distinction of being a registered Nurse (RN), having completed her training at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital in Benin City in 1991. Her proficiency extends to Midwifery, with her certification earned at St. Philomena's Maternity Hospital. Furthermore, she completed intensive training in Geriatric Nursing in 2014. From 2017 to February 2023, Mrs. Ugorji served as the Ward Manager of the Geriatrics Ward at UBTH, consistently demonstrating exemplary professionalism and dedication to patient care. Her commitment to going above and beyond the call of duty has fostered a pleasant working environment. Her passion and unwavering commitment have made her an indispensable member of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital's multi-disciplinary Geriatrics Family, where she has devoted the past decade to caring for older individuals. Currently, she holds the position of Unit Head in the Medical unit B within the Nursing Services Department of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital in Benin City. She has also been a valuable facilitator in healthcare training, particularly in the field of Geriatrics. Mrs. Ugorji's outstanding contributions have earned her numerous accolades, including the titles of "Second Best Practical Nurse" in 1991, "Best Geriatrics Nurse" in 2020, and "Best Staff of the Month" for July 2021, all within the University of Benin Teaching Hospital in Benin City.
Pharm. Idiaghe Martins
Idiaghe Martins is an Assistant Director of Pharmacy and also a trained geriatrician who has empathy to render pharmaceutical care to the patients. He was born in Benin City, Edo State, where he completed both his primary and secondary education in 1995. He received his tertiary education at the University of Benin where he served as his Class Representative and obtained the B. Pharm degree from 1999-2004. He specialized as a Clinical Pharmacist with the West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacy with the award of the FPCPharm in 2016. He started his career as an Intern Pharmacist with the Central Hospital, Benin City, after which he proceeded on his compulsory one-year National Youth Service corps. He has worked in organizations including Fidson Healthcare Plc, Ota, Mentus Pharmacy Benin City, and Esan North East Local Government Council before joining the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) in 2012.Idiaghe Martins has participated in several trainings during the course of his work as pharmacist including a training in Pharmacovigilance, organized by the Society for Family Health (SFH), Workshop on Mantoux test for Tuberculosis and the Integrated National Curriculum for Primary Health Care Workers, organized by the Family Health International (FHI). He was a co-facilitator in the Health System Strengthening Campaign for Primary Health Care Centres in Uromi on behalf of the FHI. At the UBTH he participated in both the pioneer training course in Geriatrics and the 1st International Training of Trainers in Geriatrics. He is happily married with four kids.
Dr. Abimbola Opadeyi
Dr. Abimbola Opadeyi is a Consultant Physician and Clinical Pharmacologist. A Fellow of both the West African College of Physicians and the National Post Graduate Medical College of Nigeria. Her research interests are mainly in the areas of pharmacovigilance, pharmacoepidemiology, clinical toxicology, rational use of medicines, and hypertension. She has over 20 scientific publications and presentations and has conducted research in hypertension medicines management, evaluating pharmacovigilance systems and interventions to increase adverse drug reaction reporting among healthcare professionals in Nigeria. She was a member of the Drafting Committee of the Nigerian Hypertension Society 2020 Hypertension guidelines, a former treasurer of the Nigerian Hypertension Society, and the assistant general secretary of the Nigerian Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. An Associate Professor at the University of Benin, she teaches clinical students Pharmacology and Pharmacovigilance, as well as bedside teaching in Internal Medicine. She also serves as an external examiner to the West African College of Physicians in the Faculty of Internal Medicine and to different Universities in Nigeria.
Dr. Rita Omoso Momoh
Dr. Rita Omoso Momoh is a Consultant Ophthalmologist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, College of Medical Sciences, University of Benin. She is a medical graduate of the University of Benin, who did residency in the University of Benin Teaching Hospital and obtained her fellowship in Ophthalmology from the West African College of Surgeons and National Post-graduate Medical College in 2008. She also obtained a Master degree in Public Health for Eye Care from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, United Kingdom and was the recipient of the prestigious Hooper Prize for best M.Sc dissertation in Public Eye Health in 2014. She is a trained facilitator for Primary Eye Care (PEC) training and integration into Primary Health Care, for the South-south zone of Nigeria, by the Federal Ministry of Health. Her major area of specialty is public health ophthalmology with special interest in glaucoma, primary eye care, including geriatric eye care. She has attended several scientific and professional conferences and presented papers. She champions public health interventions for blindness reduction and has organized many surgical / ophthalmic missions and eye camps. She has publications in peer- reviewed local and international journals, mainly in the area of public health ophthalmology, glaucoma, ocular trauma and general ophthalmology. She currently heads the Department of Ophthalmology and is chair of her professional association, the Ophthalmological Society of Nigeria, Edo State Chapter, Nigeria.
Ms. Chinyere Ayadikwor, RN, RM, BNSc
Nurse Ayadikwor Chinyere is a compassionate healthcare professional dedicated to improving the well-being of elderly patients and their families. With qualifications as a Registered Nurse, a Registered Midwife, and a Bachelor's in Nursing Sciences, she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her role. Born in Aba, Abia State, Nurse Chinyere received her primary and secondary education. Her nursing journey began at the School of Nursing, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital in Nnewi, where she obtained her Registered Nurse certification in 2006. She later excelled at the School of Midwifery at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital in Enugu, earning her Registered Midwife certification in 2009 and emerging as one of the best graduating students of the year. After honing her skills at Holy Trinity Hospital and Maternity in Igboukwu, Anambra State, Nurse Chinyere furthered her career by becoming an HIV counselor and a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer. In 2014, she joined the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), initially working in the female surgical ward before specializing in geriatric nursing. Her dedication to her elderly patients has been challenging and rewarding, and she has witnessed remarkable recoveries of very ill patients. In 2022, Nurse Chinyere's zeal for knowledge and academic pursuit earned her a Bachelor of Nursing Science degree from the National Open University of Nigeria. She currently serves as a Senior Nursing Officer at UBTH, where her expertise and empathy continue to positively impact patients and their families.
HELEN EBOME (MRS), ACNO
Nurse Helen Ebome holds the position of Assistant Chief Nursing Officer in the Geriatric Ward at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH). She began her tenure at UBTH in 2007, accumulating valuable experience across various units, including the Labour Ward, Ante-natal Clinic, NHIS Clinic, and Ward A4. Over the years, she has actively participated in numerous nursing seminars and training programs to enhance her skills and knowledge. ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS Nurse Helen Ebome attended Zuma Memorial School of Midwifery in Irrua, Edo State, and obtained her registered midwife certificate in 1997. She furthered her education by attending the Kaduna State College of Nursing in Kafanchan, Kaduna State, where she earned her RN Certificate in 2003. Currently, she is pursuing a BSc in Nursing Sciences at the National Open University of Nigeria's Benin Study Centre. She also holds certificates in family planning and geriatric nursing, reflecting her commitment to continuous professional development.
Dr. Philip Osehobo, MD, PhD, FACP, CMD
Dr Philip Osehobo is USA board certified Internal Medicine/Primary Care physician, certified Medical Director for long term care practicing in United States of America. He is currently the Chief Medical Officer (same as Chief Medical Director) of two hospitals in the largest health system in the state of Georgia since 2013. In that role, he also serves as Vice President Medical Affairs. As an astute clinician and teacher, Dr Philip Osehobo, continues to provide active patient care services as Chief Executive Officer/President of Grace Medical Clinic, also in the United States of America. His free volunteerism is currently in play as ANPA Telemedicine Physician, Global Faculty at Edo College of Nursing Sciences (both services with Edo State Ministry of Health). Dr Philip Osehobo graduated from University of Benin in 1987 with an MB.BS degree and a distinction award and recognition in Anatomy. He has endowed an annual award for the best student in Anatomy. Following his internship at UBTH, and NYSC in University of Maiduguri, he proceeded to get his PhD in Anatomy and Cell Biology at Queens University, Ontario, Canada with scholarship sponsorship from Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA Award) and SAVOY Foundation. He subsequently completed his postdoctoral fellowship at McMaster University, Ontario, Canada. At the Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center, Brooklyn, New York, Dr Philip Osehobo was named “Intern of the Year” during his residency training. Dr Philip Osehobo is well respected by his peers and patients for his excellent clinical skills and bedside manners. He has numerous peer reviewed published research articles as well as scientific abstracts.
Magdalene Obichie, RM, RN
Magdalene Obichie is a highly skilled midwife and double-qualified nurse with specialized training in elder. Her compassionate approach extends to both patients and their families, ensuring the best possible care solutions. Born in Ewossa, Edo State, she completed her primary education locally and her secondary education at Uselu Secondary School in 1991. Magdalene's nursing journey began at the Zuma School of Midwifery, Irrua, from 1991 to 1994, where she also served as a class representative. She continued her education at the State School of Nursing, Benin City. Magdalene initiated her career at Bethel Faith Medical Center in Benin City, collaborating with various medical professionals. Subsequently, she worked in private clinics alongside top medical practitioners before securing a nursing position at UBTH in 2013, where she has risen to the role of Principal Nursing Officer. Her career at UBTH commenced in the labor ward section before her reassignment to specialize in geriatric care. Magdalene is a pioneer member of the Geriatrics Unit, established in 2014. Beyond her professional achievements, she enjoys a fulfilling married life enriched with divine blessings. Mrs. Obichie’s commitment to nursing, especially in geriatric nursing , underscores her dedicated and soptimizel career.
Pharm. (Dr.) Mrs. Edith Osaretin Yovwin
Dr. Mrs. Edith Osaretin Yovwin, a distinguished pharmacist, boasts a wealth of qualifications and a remarkable career. She obtained her B.Pharm in 1990, followed by her Pharm.D in 2007. In 2015, she achieved FWCP status and continued her academic journey with an MSc in Clinical Pharmacy in 2016. Notably, she earned her LMIH Cert in 2020. Dr. Mrs. Yovwin commenced her journey at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital with internship training in 1990/91, followed by industrial pharmacy experience at Pfizer Lagos from 1992 to 1993. She later contributed to the community setting between 1996 and 1999. Returning to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital in 1999, she began as a Grade 1 Pharmacist and steadily rose through the ranks to her current role as Director of Pharmaceutical Services and Head of Department. Her expertise lies in Pharmacy Inventories and Operations, specialized Clinical Service in Endocrinology, as well as mentoring, team building, and supervision. In addition to her impressive career, Dr. Mrs. Yovwin has two publications to her name, addressing crucial topics in healthcare. Her contributions to the field continue to make a significant impact.
Rosemary Oghahenhen, RN, RM, BNSc, PGD, MSc
Rosemary Oghahenhen is an accomplished healthcare and social work professional with a diverse educational background. She earned her RM/RN qualifications in 1998 and 2002. Her pursuit of further knowledge led to a PGD/MSc in Social Work in 2012 and 2013, showcasing her multidisciplinary approach to healthcare. Recently, in 2022, Rosemary achieved a BNsc degree, and she is currently working towards an MSc in Nursing Science. Her dedication to continuous learning is evident in her academic journey. In her professional career, Rosemary has been a valuable asset in the Elders' Ward since 2019, specializing in elder care. She has also received specialized training as a Geriatrics Nurse, further enhancing her expertise in this field. Rosemary Oghahenhen's combined knowledge of nursing and social work reinforces her commitment to holistic healthcare.
Deaconess (Mrs.) Frances Urowoli Mukoro
Deaconess (Mrs.) Frances Urowoli Mukoro, born on June 12, 1938, in Delta State to Mr. Samuel Edah Ogidigbo and Florence Titi Takpor, embarked on a remarkable journey of dedication and service. Her educational path commenced at the American Baptist Primary School, Sapele, from 1948 to 1954. She then briefly taught at Nigeria Baptist Primary School, Kokori Inland. In 1962, she ventured to the United Kingdom for further studies. There, she pursued a career in Nursing, achieving her State Registered Nurse (S.R.N.) qualification at Royal Infirmary Hospital, Blackburn, Lancashire, from 1966 to 1969. She later specialized in Ophthalmic Nursing, earning a Diploma at Royal Eye Hospital, Manchester, in 1971. Returning to Nigeria, she trained as a Registered Midwife at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) and obtained her Nigerian Registered Midwife Certificate in 1978. She continued to expand her expertise with a Diploma in Theatre Nursing in 1979 and a Diploma in Nursing Administration & Management from the University of Benin (UNIBEN) in 2001. Her distinguished nursing career culminated in her role as Assistant Chief Nursing Officer (ACNO) before retiring in 1998, following 22 years of dedicated service. In her spiritual life, Deaconess Mukoro's journey was marked by her commitment to Central Baptist Church, Ring Road, Benin City, and her foundation membership at Ugbowo Baptist Church, now known as Covenant Life Baptist Church, from 1976. She served as a Sunday School teacher and was ordained a deaconess on March 3, 2001, a position she continues to hold. From 2011 to 2013, she served as a special Executive Committee (E.C.) member. Deaconess (Mrs.) Frances Urowoli Mukoro, married to Mr. Frederick Ighoruemuse Mukoro, has left an indelible mark on her profession and her faith community, embodying dedication, service, and a commitment to excellence.
Mrs Barbara N. Osobajo
Mrs Barbara N. Osobajo is the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Social Development and Gender Issues, Edo State. Before being appointed in 2022, She was the Group Head, Financial Institutions, Heritage Bank Lagos. She had also headed the South-South banking operations as the pioneer Regional Manager of the Bank, having responsibility over the experience centers across the entire South South Zone, and played a key role in staff onboarding, retaining client relationships, and ensuring seamless flow of banking processes during the acquisition of its legacy Bank. Before joining public service, Mrs. Osobajo had worked in the oil & gas industry as well as other banks and brings to bear years of experience as a Seasoned Administrator and innovator to public service, being a highly celebrated Service Delivery Champion. She is currently spearheading the digitization of processes within the Ministry for efficient and effective service delivery. At the Ministry of Social Development and Gender Issues, she oversees the operations of the Social Welfare Department, Child Services, Gender Issues and Rehabilitation Departments. She is the current Secretary Edo State Gender-Based Violence Management Committee and Chairman, of the Child Rights Implementation Committee. She is passionate about rendering service to humanity through well-planned initiatives and programs. Mrs. Osobajo is a graduate of the University of Benin with a B.Sc in Economics and Statistics, has several certifications, a member of the Institute of Chartered Mediators & Conciliators as well as a fellow. Institute of Strategic Management Nigeria. She likes meeting people, traveling, and helping others in need.
Dr. Madubuko Cynthia Roli
Dr. Madubuko Cynthia Roli is a distinguished consultant dermatologist and Genitourinary Physician. She is renowned for her dermatological expertise and groundbreaking research. With over nine years of experience, Dr. Roli has earned a stellar reputation in the field of dermatology as a fellow of the West African College of Physicians and a fellow of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Physicians. Her expertise has transformed the lives of countless patients. In parallel, Dr. Roli's commitment to research has resulted in over 23 publications in prestigious journals, shaping the future of dermatological care. She is an Associate Professor of Medicine whose research interests are Medical Dermatology, Aesthetic dermatology, dermatopathology, and albinism. Dr. Roli is a true luminary in dermatology, prioritizing patient well-being and scientific progress.
Dr. Olajumoke Babalola BDS
Dr. Olajumoke Babalola is a highly accomplished Senior Resident Doctor specializing in Family Dentistry at the prestigious University of Benin Teaching Hospital. Her dedication to excellence is evident through her prior role as Chief Resident Doctor, showcasing her commitment to advancing her field. Dr. Babalola's impact extends beyond clinical practice, as she has authored several significant publications in the field of Dentistry, providing valuable resources for her colleagues. Her profound passion for geriatric oral health is evident in her role as a Certified Trainer in Geriatrics, further solidifying her expertise. She is Associate Fellow in the Faculty of Family Dentistry at the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria. Dr. Babalola's commitment to community welfare is commendable. She has spearheaded numerous oral health outreach programs, specifically tailored for elderly individuals within the community. Currently, Dr. Babalola is deeply engrossed in her dissertation work, focusing on geriatric oral health. This research initiative showcases her dedication to advancing the field of dentistry, particularly addressing the unique needs of the elderly. Furthermore, she is an active member of the Elderly Friendly Hospitals Initiative (ELDFHRI) at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, demonstrating her holistic approach to patient care. Dr. Babalola's multifaceted contributions epitomize her unwavering commitment to enhancing the oral health and overall well-being of the elderly population, leaving an enduring mark in both her community and the realm of family dentistry.
Dr. Mrs. Olumese Caroline (FPSM)
Dr. Mrs. Olumese Caroline (FPSM) is a pharmacist with special interest in clinical pharmacy whose career objective is to provide world class and exceptional service and solution that will facility and add value to required results and accomplishment of targeted goals and objectives. With over 32years of working experience, she gained a pedigree in drug purchase, supply and management, adverse drug reaction and monitoring. As a project manager of Drug Revolving Fund (DRF)/ HOD Pharmacy she was involved in sourcing for narcotics, monitoring and preparing of liquid morphine, and hand sanitizers during the COVID-19 pandemic on request from within and outside the hospital. She was also involved in the compiling of the hospital formulary that ensures rational use of drugs. Mrs. Olumese Caroline has 5 books to her name, aside being a renowned Marriage counsellor and a motivational speaker, with numerous Awards such as; • Award of excellence in recognition of exemplary and exceptional leadership and devoted service by the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), UBTH- September 2013. • Award of best Head of Department, UBTH- June 2012. • Award by UBTH management for dedication to duty and dynamism in ensuring effective and efficient drug supply to patients. Etc. Olumese, C.O. possesses a great ability to initiate result, oriented ideas, good cooperate disposition, efficient planning as well as a deep passion for excellence. She retired as a director of Pharmaceuticals services in UBTH 2021, and presently the CEO of save-life Pharmacy. PUBLICATIONS: •Isah A.O, Olumese C.O, Omorugiuwa. How affordable are Anti hypertensive; A Pharmarcoeconmic trend analysis From 1990-1994, Tropical Cardiology 1996. EDUCATION: • B. Pharm. Pharmacy, University of Benin, July 1984. • Pharm. D. University of Benin, January 2006. • FPC. Pharm 2016. SUMMARY OF SKILLS/ COMPETENCE • Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, and Power point. • Good communication, presentation and interpersonal relations.
Dr. Oghenekaro Blessed Onoriose
Dr. Oghenekaro Blessed Onoriose is a dedicated medical doctor with a steadfast commitment to enhancing public health. Holding a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree from the University of Benin School of Medicine, she has consistently showcased her passion and expertise in the medical field. Dr. Onoriose's professional journey has encompassed various roles that have sharpened her skills and knowledge. Currently , she is the Technical Assistant to the Honourable Commissioner for Health at the Edo State Ministry of Health. Here, she excels in providing invaluable technical support in areas like policy development, program implementation, and budget planning. Her dedication to health policy and program development is further underscored by her active involvement in research and analysis, where she offers invaluable insights to guide decision-making. Prior to her government service, Dr. Onoriose has made meaningful contributions to the healthcare community through her roles as a Medical Officer at both Lily Hospitals and Tona Hospital in Benin City. Her experiences in general medical practice and adept case management have provided her with the opportunity to contribute to the well-being of older persons. Dr. Onoriose's unwavering commitment to continuous learning is evident in her pursuit of additional certifications, including those in leadership and communication from Nexford University. Furthermore, as a Fellow of the McKinsey Academy, she possesses strong communication, problem-solving, and digital skills. Additionally, she has demonstrated her dedication to community health by actively volunteering in various health outreach programs, reflecting her sincere concern for the well-being of underserved populations.
Dr. Uchenna Ezeaputa, MB.BS
Dr. Uchenna Ezeaputa is a resident physician in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital in Benin City, Edo State. She earned her MB.BS degree from the University of Benin in 2012. After completing her internship and National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, she dedicated three years of service as a medical officer in the Geriatrics unit. During this time, she received certification through the inaugural International Training of Trainers in Geriatrics program. She is also an Associate Fellow of The National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria. Dr. Ezeaputa was an integral team member in the innovative Elder Friendly Hospitals Initiative (ELDFRHI), a national program aimed at enhancing healthcare access and quality for older individuals. Her commitment to providing quality care and her training in geriatrics make her a valuable asset to the field of medicine.
Odion Susanna O. (Mrs.), RN, RM
Mrs. Odion, is a highly accomplished nurse with a wealth of experience and a deep commitment to the nursing profession. She embarked on her nursing career by obtaining her RN qualification from the School of Nursing in Agbor. Her passion for maternal and child health led her to pursue a RM qualification at St. Camillus School of Midwifery in Uromi, where she honed her skills in providing specialized care to expectant mothers and infants. Recognizing the importance of geriatric care, Odion Susanna O. furthered her expertise by becoming a Geriatric Health Practitioner, a qualification earned through her dedicated studies at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital in Benin City. Her commitment to promoting natural family planning methods is evidenced by her certification as an Instructor in the Billings Method of Natural Family Planning, granted by The Pro-Life Association of Nigeria (P.L.A.N), Ibadan. Among her numerous accomplishments, Odion Susanna proudly received the Award of Recognition for Continuing Services in the Geriatric Unit from UBTH in 2020, highlighting her dedication to elderly patient care. Furthermore, her exceptional skills and dedication were recognized when she was named "Best Clinical Nurse in Medical Unit B" at UBTH in 2022, a testament to her outstanding contributions to patient care.
Dr Ngozi Carol Onyeagwara
Dr Ngozi Carol Onyeagwara is a consultant otorhinolaryngologist, Head and Neck Surgeon with University of Benin/Teaching Hospital where she not only lectures students but also looks after patients with Ear,Nose,throat,head and neck diseases as well as teach resident doctors in same and allied areas. Born in Amaimo in Ikeduru local government area if Imo state to Late Mr & Mrs Patrick Onyeagwara of blessed memory,she started her secondary education at Annunciation girl's juniorate Ogoja in CrossRiver state with Grade 1; after her primary education at Amaimo Central school. she proceeded to University of Port Harcourt where she obtained a B.sc in Zoology with 2`1 and was the best graduating student that year. She later proceeded to read medicine after NYSC and graduated in 1998. She did her internship in University of Benin Teaching Hospital and later proceeded to specialize in ENTHNS and obtained the fellowship of West African College of Surgeons and National postgraduate medical college of Nigeria in 2009. Employed as a lecturer in UNIBEN same year and consultant in UBTH in January 2010. Has over 39publications among which was ENT disirders among geriatric population in Benin City. Have supervised and supervising well over 21dessertstions. A member of many professional bodies including NMA,MWAN,ORLSON,WACS,NPNCN. Has been associate with the geriatric team UBTH for many years. she loves singing, humanitarian activities and cooking.
Mrs. Uayemen Ehi 'Enaboifo, RN, RM, BNSc
Mrs. Uayemen Ehi 'Enaboifo, a retired nurse, embarked on her nursing career in 1975 at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) and pursued further education, in midwifery, peadiatric nursing, health administration, and a B.Sc. in Health Education. For 29 years, Mrs. Enaboifo made significant contributions to UBTH's pediatric department, rising through the ranks and exemplifying consistent dedication to patient care. Her career extended to the Consultant Out-Patient Department (COPD) and the Medical Unit of UBTH. She actively engaged in seminars, workshops, and committees, earning recognition for her long and meritorious service and excellence in pediatric nursing. Outside her profession, Mrs. Enaboifo's community service extends to caring for the vulnerable especially children and the elderly, attesting to her enduring commitment to those she serves. Mrs. Uayemen Ehi 'Enaboifo's career journey inspires future professionals in elder caregiving to uphold dedication, education, and compassion in their pursuit of excellence.
Mrs Eunice A. Osian
Mrs Eunice A. Osian, born to a pious Catholic family of Late Mr Patrick O. and Madam Cecilia A. Azike hails from Umunede in Ika North East, Delta State. She is a registered Nurse/Midwife, Nurse Educator and has HND (Public Health Nursing), BNSc(NOUN), MSc Nursing and PhD Nursing in view (University of Benin). She holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Benson Idahosa University) and an International Award in Delivering Training (IADT) as well as a certificate in the 1st International Training of Trainers in Geriatrics. A Fellow of the West Africa Postgraduate College of Nurses and Midwives(WAPCNM), member of Nigerian Institute of Management and member of Igbinedion University Okada (IUO) Governing Council Committee on Igbinedion College of Health Technology, Benin City. She is a resource person to London Professional Training Center (LPTC), Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria Mandatory Continuing Professional Development Program(MCPDP). A part-time facilitator and supervisor at the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN). She is the immediate past Head of Nursing Services, University of Benin Teaching Hospital and now a lecturer in Nursing Science Department, Benson Idahosa University. She has to her credit fifteen (15) publications at the local, national and international journals with over fifty (50) paper presentations to various bodies and organizations. She is also the author of the book titled "Marriage and You". She happily married to Sir Odafi B. Osian, blessed with children, daughters in-law and grandchildren. She is the founder and current President of a philanthropic organization (Cream Ladies Club of Nigeria). In 2018, she was conferred with the Queen of Saints award, Noble Order of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Knight of St John International.
Mary Moses-Eromosele, RPHN, BNSc
Mary Moses-Eromosele, a dedicated and experienced nursing professional, is deeply committed to providing care for individuals, whether they are ill or well. Her expertise includes certifications in midwifery, public health, and geriatric nursing. Originally hailing from Akwa-Ibom state, Mary was born in Lagos State, where she received her early education in nursery school. In 1992, her family relocated to Benin, where she completed her primary and secondary education between 1992 and 2003. To pursue a successful nursing career, Mary embarked on a three-year nursing course from 2005 to 2008 at the School of Nursing in Itgidi, Cross River State. Throughout her training, she held various leadership roles. In her quest for continuous learning, Mary also earned a certificate in midwifery and later pursued a degree in nursing science at a university. Mary commenced her clinical nursing career at Zuma Medical Center and later secured a position at Faith Mediplex after a brief tenure. In August 2011, shortly after receiving her midwifery certification, Mary and her fellow midwifery graduates were appointed to practice at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH). She initially worked in the medical-surgical ward for approximately eight years before being redeployed to the Elders' ward following intensive geriatrics training. Mary is happily married and blessed with the joys of matrimony.
Mrs. Florence Aimufia
Born on 15 July 1943 (80 years old). She had her primary and secondary education between January 1952 and December 1960. She qualified as a Grade One midwife in September 1963 and as a staff nurse in 1972. She obtained a Diploma in Nursing Administration and Management from the University of Benin in 1983. Mrs. Florence Aimufia served the Edo State government for 35 years and retired as an Assistant Director of Nursing Services and Head of Nursing Services in the then Central Hospital Benin City in the year 2000. As the nursing officer in charge of the O&G Dept., she was the pioneer coordinator of the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative programme in Central Hospital, Benin City. In the course of her career, she attended several nursing programmes within and outside Edo State, including the UCH Ibadan course on neonatal care in 1973, the lactaction management courses in 1995, and 1997, respectively. Her hobbies are gardening and singing in church choir. Since 2019, Mrs. Florence Aimufia has actively supported elder care in UBTH through annual grants to team members. She is a mother and grandmother dearly loved by her many biological and other children for her appetizing meals, wise counsels, friendship, and motherly care.
Uabor Isibhakhomen Priscilla
Priscilla is a dedicated and empathic care giver with a deep passion for providing exceptional care for clients with self-care deficit. With about 14years out of her 32 years of active service, she has honed her skills to ensure the well –being and comfort of client under her care. EDUCATION; I hold an RN/RM/Degree in nursing profession from schools of nursing, Agbor /UBTH/ IBLT respectively. A certified trained neurosurgical nurse from UBTH, where I worked as the lead nurse for 12 years, and retired few years ago. I also hold a diploma certificate in nursing administration from University Of Benin, Diploma/ Msc in Social Work. Diploma in Education from BIU. This educational background equips me with the knowledge needed to understand and address the unique needs of clients. EXPERIENCE; Throughout my carrier, I have worked with the young and elderly with self – care deficit, including spinal cord injuries, spinal dysraphysm common among children, brain lesions, which sometimes required surgeries, strokes and mobility challenges. My responsibilities have ranged from assisting with daily activities, medication management, dressing of wounds, emotional support and recreational activities to enhance the quality of life for clients. PASSION; I cherish the opportunity to impact lives that come my way in my profession, thereby making a difference, all by the grace of God. This is ensured by creating and fostering a warm and enabling environment for the clients, relatives and care team. TRAINING; I am committed to ongoing professional development to be abreast with current trends, techniques and best practices through attendant at training programs and seminars. PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES; Compassion, Empathy, Assertive, Patience, Neatness, orderly, Strict, and good communication skills, and individualised care are the corner stone of my care giving approach. Am into the ministry of the gospel since my better half was called unto glory 3years ago, caring for the flocks he left behind. My hobbies are gardening, poultry, baking, reading and singing. I also love keeping pets like dogs. Though retired from active nursing practice, am excited to continue my journey in providing the highest level of care and support to any client that come my way.
PHARMACIST (MRS.) OSAREMEN OKORO
Pharmacist (Mrs.) Osaremen Okoro is a Principal Pharmacist in the Department of Pharmacy, University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH). She joined the highly skilled workforce of UBTH on March 1, 2018. Since then, she has contributed significantly to the medical care services offered by UBTH, work in partnership with other professionals to offer pharmaceutical care to patients and training 100s of newly graduated pharmacists, students and support staff in the Hospital. Her diligent and exceptional efforts earned her a spot on the Geriatrics team in June 2022. Pharmacist Okoro holds a B. Pharm from the prestigious Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. She became a member of the Pharmacist Council of Nigeria in November 2015. She performed her mandatory internship at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Asaba. While she was there, she was further trained in a number of sub-fields, including psychiatric and paediatrics pharmaceutical care. Her acquired skills and experiential knowledge were recognized during her national youth service year, when she worked as a registered pharmacist with Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) medical Centre, in Warri, Delta State. Since then, she has built a reputation as an exceptional pharmacist, trainer, and administrator. Among other qualities, Pharmacist Osaremen is a diligent and hard-working member of the health care team in UBTH, with a passion for contributing to improving the general well-being and quality of life of all patients, especially in the area of geriatrics. She is a team player and performs exceedingly well when challenged by role play.
Dr. Oluwatoyin. A. Ohenhen (MBBS, MPH, FWACP, FMCP, LMIHCERT, PMIH, FCIDC)
Dr. OLUWATOYIN OHENHEN is an astute Physician who obtained her first degree at the University of Benin, after which she went further to obtain her postgraduate fellowship in Internal Medicine, (ENDOCRINOLOGY, DIABETES AND METABOLISM SUB-SPECIALTY) from the West African College of Physicians and National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria in 2012. She also obtained a Masters in Public Health (Reproductive and Family Health, from the University of Benin as well as certificates for Leadership and Management in Health (LMIH) and Project Management in Health (PMIH) both from the University of Washington. She works presently as a Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital. She is also an adjunct Lecturer with at the college of Medical Science, Igbinedion University, Okada. Dr. Oluwatoyin Ohenhen has been involved in several Diabetes Training Programmes, some of which include the BUDDY DOCTOR INITIATIVE and Base of Pyramid projects both of which involves training and mentoring of doctors on various aspects of Diabetes treatment, especially use of insulins. Her research interest is in the area of diabetes complications and endocrine disorders with academic publications in peer reviewed journals. She is a member of many professional organizations some of which include the Endocrine and Metabolism Society of Nigeria, Diabetes Association of Nigeria, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologist, Association of clinical endocrinologist of Nigeria and Nigerian Medical Association. Pharmacist Okoro holds a B. Pharm from the prestigious Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. She became a member of the Pharmacist Council of Nigeria in November 2015. She performed her mandatory internship at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Asaba. While she was there, she was further trained in a number of sub-fields, including psychiatric and paediatrics pharmaceutical care. Her acquired skills and experiential knowledge were recognized during her national youth service year, when she worked as a registered pharmacist with Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) medical Centre, in Warri, Delta State. Since then, she has built a reputation as an exceptional pharmacist, trainer, and administrator. Among other qualities, Pharmacist Osaremen is a diligent and hard-working member of the health care team in UBTH, with a passion for contributing to improving the general well-being and quality of life of all patients, especially in the area of geriatrics. She is a team player and performs exceedingly well when challenged by role play.