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
• Cigarette smoking
• Sedentary lifestyle
• Family history