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EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES THROUGH INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL

[bt_section][bt_row][bt_column width=”1/1″][bt_header superheadline=”Theme” headline=”Empowering Communities through Infection Prevention and Control” headline_size=”medium” dash=”top” dash_style=”btNormalDash” subheadline=”” el_class=”” el_style=””][/bt_header][bt_hr top_spaced=”not-spaced” bottom_spaced=”bottomExtraSmallSpaced” transparent_border=”noBorder” el_class=”” el_style=”” responsive=””][/bt_hr][bt_text] 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. [/bt_text][bt_hr top_spaced=”not-spaced” bottom_spaced=”bottomExtraSmallSpaced” transparent_border=”noBorder” el_class=”” el_style=”” responsive=””][/bt_hr]
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