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UBTH Holds Lecture For World Antimicrobial Awareness Week

In commemoration of  World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, the Anti-Microbial Stewardship sub-committee of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital today, conducted a three-hour lecture on combating antimicrobial resistance.
Under the theme “” Preventing Antimicrobial Resistance Together,” the event attracted a substantial audience comprising students, faculty, and other participants invested in the issue.
Acknowledging the role played by the Antimicrobial Stewardship Subcommittee in organizing the event, Prof. Darlington Obaseki, the Chief Medical Director of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, expressed his sincere appreciation for their efforts in his address as he briefly talked on Anti–microbial resistance.
Distinguished guest speakers contributed to the event, delivering informative presentations on various facets of antimicrobial resistance. Prof. Cyprian Oshomah elaborated on “Antimicrobial Resistance: What about the Environment?” shedding light on the interconnection between environmental factors and the rise of antimicrobial resistance.
Prof. Paul Nwiyi emphasized collaboration in his presentation, titled “Preventing Antimicrobial Resistance Together,” highlighting the significance of collective action to combat this global health concern.
Dr. Iriagbonse Osaigbovo addressed the audience on “Antimicrobial Resistance: The Global Challenge,” likely discussing the extensive impact of antimicrobial resistance on a global scale.
The commemoration of the World Antimicrobial Awareness Week held today is aimed at raising awareness and initiating discussions vital to combatting antimicrobial resistance which is becoming a global issue.

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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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