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Environmental Health Unit UBTH Celebrates World Environmental Day

Yearly, the 5th of June is set aside by the United Nations to commemorate the World Environment Day in order to increase awareness about the environment and advocate ways to protect it.
This year 2023, the theme is โ€œ๐’๐จ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐๐ฅ๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐œ ๐๐จ๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐งโ€ with the hashtagย #BeatthePlasticPollution, and its focus is to raise awareness of the increasing threat of plastic pollution and workable solutions.
Activities to commemorate the 2023 World Environment Day by the UBTH Environmental Health Unit involved taking the campaign to two secondary schools; the University of Benin Demonstration Secondary School and the UBTH Group of Schools (Secondary).
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The idea is to โ€œcatch them youngโ€ and engender in them the love to keep the environment safe; for future use through the propagation of safe plastic disposal practices as they are the present and future of all our efforts to protect our environment.
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This is especially important as we strive for a sustainable environment that aims at supporting life on earth at present without jeopardizing the earth in the future!
Coincidentally, as UBTH marks 50 years of service to humanity, this year 2023, the United Nations also celebrates the 50th anniversary of the World Environment Day.
Hearty congratulations and Happy World
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Environment Day to us all.
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The University of Benin Teaching Hospital was taken over by the Federal Government on April 1st, 1975 as the fifth teaching hospital coming after Ibadan Teaching Hospital and Lagos Teaching Hospital.

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