We Have Enhanced Medical, Academic Excellence In UATH; Ekele

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The University of Abuja Teaching Hospital UATH Gwagwalada has embarked on aggressive staff training that cut across all departments of the tertiary health Institution in the last three and half years that had improved both medical and academic excellence.


The Chief Medical Director CMD of the Hospital, Professor Bissala Ekele dropped this message while exchanging words with newsmen.


In his words, ‘The past three and half years have witnessed an upsurge in staff training.Many staff benefitted from update and review courses relevant to their disciplines.’

According to the graphics,the program had gulped over 75 Million naira from 2017-2019 cut across all areas,with yearly increment in trainings as a result of motivation from the management.

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The staff trainings cut across Surgery,Nursing, Orthopedics,Internal Medicine,Paedeatrics, Administration,O&G and ENT.

It also includes Finance and Accounts,Family Medicine, Maintainance, Opthalmology,HIMD, Anaesthesia, Radiology, Laboratory and Physiotheraphy.


Others are Mental Have,Dental, Pharmacy, Nutrition,Special Treatment,Legal , Library,Services,Audit, Procurement,A&E, Communication and CT Scan among others.

The hospital also continue to provide facilities for the training of clinical medical students of the University of Abuja.

‘The first three sets of medical school graduates were given automatic placement at the Hospital for housemanship.’ He said.

‘A protion of the Hospital land
(18 hectares), was formally allocated to the University on 30th July,2020 for the construction of College of Health Sciences structures and clinical students.’


The University Teaching Hospital has also encouraged the exchange of senior academics in support of the training of our post graduate students and the residency program.

It hosted the following professionals and academics either on visiting or sabatical appointements;.

They are ‘Professor Juwon Arotiba,(University of Ibadan,Dental Surgery), Professor William Ogala,(Paedeatrics), Professor Donald Nze, University of Ilorin, Radiology), Professor A.Esan,(Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile Ife,Dental Surgery),and Ass. Professor Perpetua Odugbo,(University of Jos, Opthalmology).

Many research grants was also won by staffers of the Hospital,with department of Internal Medicine provided the lead.

‘Sample; The Hub treatment in Nigeria as Research Project’s;’

‘The CREOLE Trial; The 13-City Hypertension Study and the Nebivolol study,all domiciled in the Department.’

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This paved way for additional benefits and grants to the Hospital through the;

(i ) ‘Renovation and furnishing of the Seminar Room by (Dr Dike Ojji).’

(ii) ‘Renovation and furnishing of the Ethics & Research office,second floor,Trauma Centre by (Dr Dike Ojji).’

(III) ‘Renovation of Labour Room by (Dr Godwin Akaaba).’

(iv) ‘ Renovation and Furnishing of the Seminar Room, Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department by ( Dr Godwin Akaaba).’

(v) ‘Diabetec Foot Museum by (Prof. Felicia Anuma).’ and

(vi) Renovation and Furnishing of the Heamatology Research Laboratory by
( Prof. O.E.Nnodu).’

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