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UBTH Among Six Facilities Set to Benefit from FG, NSIA MOU to Boost Cancer Treatment

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)
In a monumental stride towards enhancing cancer treatment nationwide, the Federal Government, in partnership with the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), has taken a significant step by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Friday, March 22, 2024. This historic agreement aims to bolster oncology care across the country, with the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) being among the six designated facilities set to benefit.
Under the visionary leadership of the Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Prof. Ali Pate, and the Managing Director of NSIA, Mr. Aminu Umar-Sadiq, this collaboration heralds a new era in cancer treatment. The agreement entails the procurement of state-of-the-art oncology equipment for designated teaching hospitals, including UBTH, marking a crucial milestone in the fight against cancer.
Prof. Pate aptly described the event as a watershed moment, signaling hope for thousands of Nigerians battling cancer. He emphasized the urgent need to address the growing burden of non-communicable diseases, particularly cancers, in the country.
Echoing Prof. Pate’s sentiments, Mr. Umar-Sadiq highlighted the role played by NSIA in revolutionizing cancer care through the NSIA-LUTH Cancer Centre. He expressed enthusiasm for replicating this success across the country, ensuring that every Nigerian has access to world-class oncology facilities.
UBTH’s inclusion in this transformative initiative underscores its critical role in advancing healthcare delivery in Nigeria. With the support of the Federal Government and NSIA, UBTH is poised to become a center of excellence for cancer patients nationwide.

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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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