Milestones in our Development

Standard hospital for African

General Hospital and later upgraded to Specialist Hospital by the government of the East Central State

1960 – 1970

Standard hospital for African

General Hospital and later upgraded to Specialist Hospital by the government of the East Central State

1960 – 1970

1971 – 1980

The first ever successful open heart surgery in Sub-Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa). Since then, open heart surgeries have become routine in the hospital and UNTH is now recognised as a centre of excellence for cardiothoracic medicine.

February 1, 1974

1971 – 1980

The first ever successful open heart surgery in Sub-Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa). Since then, open heart surgeries have become routine in the hospital and UNTH is now recognised as a centre of excellence for cardiothoracic medicine.

February 1, 1974

A total hip transplant was successfully carried out in UNTH

August 23, 1975

A total hip transplant was successfully carried out in UNTH

August 23, 1975

The hospital was made a centre of excellence in cardiothoracic surgery by the Federal Military Government.

1986

The hospital was made a centre of excellence in cardiothoracic surgery by the Federal Military Government.

1986

The first surviving quintuplets by Nigerian parents were delivered in the hospital

August 19, 1987

The first surviving quintuplets by Nigerian parents were delivered in the hospital

August 19, 1987

A set of pygopagus Siamese twins were successfully separated. They were the first known pygopagus Siamese twins to survive in Africa.

January 8, 1988

A set of pygopagus Siamese twins were successfully separated. They were the first known pygopagus Siamese twins to survive in Africa.

January 8, 1988

UNTH introduced, and still runs, a successful staff welfare scheme which has impacted tremendiously on the lives of staff of the hospital especially in the areas of mortgages, car loans, personal loans etc. Other teaching hospitals come to understudy this scheme for possible implementation in their hospitals

1989

UNTH introduced, and still runs, a successful staff welfare scheme which has impacted tremendiously on the lives of staff of the hospital especially in the areas of mortgages, car loans, personal loans etc. Other teaching hospitals come to understudy this scheme for possible implementation in their hospitals

1989

The University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital was also designated the World Health Organisation Centre for Innovation in Medical Education.

1991 to 2000

The University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital was also designated the World Health Organisation Centre for Innovation in Medical Education.

1991 to 2000

The hospital was among the 8 teaching hospitals that were equipped by the Olusegun Obasanjo Administration through the Federal Government VAMED Assisted Engineering Programme. This uplifting has helped to make the hospital a 5-star hospital.

The hospital built a radiotherapy complex for the management and treatment of cancer and related diseases.

The hospital launched a centre for Bio-Medical Engineering to handle training of appropriate cadres of medical staff on optimal functionality and maintenance of equipment.

UNTH ran a free cleft surgery clinic in partnership with Smile Train.

UNTH commissioned an oxygen generating system which is capable of producing 60 ( sixty ) cylinders of oxygen a day by means of an air separating process called pressure swing absorption.

Movement to Ituku-Ozalla started on 8th January 2007 but the hospital was officially commissioned in April 2007 by then president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.

2001 to 2010

The hospital was among the 8 teaching hospitals that were equipped by the Olusegun Obasanjo Administration through the Federal Government VAMED Assisted Engineering Programme. This uplifting has helped to make the hospital a 5-star hospital.

The hospital built a radiotherapy complex for the management and treatment of cancer and related diseases.

The hospital launched a centre for Bio-Medical Engineering to handle training of appropriate cadres of medical staff on optimal functionality and maintenance of equipment.

UNTH ran a free cleft surgery clinic in partnership with Smile Train.

UNTH commissioned an oxygen generating system which is capable of producing 60 ( sixty ) cylinders of oxygen a day by means of an air separating process called pressure swing absorption.

Movement to Ituku-Ozalla started on 8th January 2007 but the hospital was officially commissioned in April 2007 by then president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.

2001 to 2010

UNTH launched her pain and palliative care clinic. This clinic works towards the actualisation of the internationally recognized right to a pain free life. Laparoscopic surgery also started in UNTH on May 5, 2009.
UNTH was in 2009 designated along with 5 other teaching hospitals as a centre for stem cell transplantation in Nigeria

2008

UNTH launched her pain and palliative care clinic. This clinic works towards the actualisation of the internationally recognized right to a pain free life. Laparoscopic surgery also started in UNTH on May 5, 2009.
UNTH was in 2009 designated along with 5 other teaching hospitals as a centre for stem cell transplantation in Nigeria

2008

Major Achievements

WATER

The hospital is the first in Nigeria to source its own water through the development of a water hydrant. This facility currently produces seven hundred cubic litres of water per day. It is envisaged that it will soon have the capacity to produce about one thousand and fifty cubic litres of water. The water hydrant has solved the hospital’s water supply problem and the project was commended by members of the House of Representatives and then Minister of Health, Dr. Onyebuchi Chukwu during their visits to the hospital.

 

COMPUTERIZATION / ICT

The hospital has completed the networking of all its service areas and ICT training of staff has equally been completed. The implementation of the computerization and networking will make services faster and better.
UNTH has also installed broadband internet equipment. This was distributed wirelessly to all corners of the hospital. Consequently, UNTH workers will have access to the internet from all corners of the hospital. With this development, connections can be made with other institutions, groups and individuals worldwide with ease.

 

VIROLOGY CLINIC / LABORATORY

The hospital runs very effective virology clinics / laboratories which handle HIV /AIDS and other related ailments. The activities of the virology clinics / laboratories have equally been enhanced by the support of the Presidential Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

 

MICRONUTRIENT LABORATORY

The UNTH Micro nutrient Laboratory is well developed and conducts micro nutrient assessment of patients with thyroid and zinc problems. The laboratory is headed by an experienced nuclear physicist and has a full complement of other professional staff.

 

ONCOLOGY CENTRE

The UNTH Oncology Centre is multidisciplinary in nature and effectively caters to the needs of cancer / other patients. Affiliated to it also is the pain and palliative care unit whose scope of services covers in and out patients of oncology and patients from other medical and surgical sub-specialities.

 

NEUROSURGERY

The neurosurgical unit of UNTH is firmly established with well-trained neurologists running the unit. Consequently, neurological procedures and associated cases are handled with care in the hospital.

 

RADIOTHERAPY CENTRE

The UNTH Radiotherapy Centre has taken off and is one of the best Radiotherapy Centres in Nigeria.

 

Similarly, to improve efficiency, accountability and prudential management of our resources, UNTH has also mounted intensive training programmes for its staff on financial regulations, public service rules and superior service delivery.

Apart from the above major achievements, the hospital is noted for service, teaching and research.

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