UATH Delivers Qualitative and Prompt Clinical Services – Dr. Peter Alabi


 

University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH), Gwagwalada, is one of the biggest teaching hospitals in Nigeria, located 45 kilometres  away from the Abuja city-centre.

UATH is a baby-friendly hospital, a 350-bed complex with facility for expansion to 500 beds. It is a reference hospital that was commissioned in 1992.

During the first year of its existence, the hospital functioned as a General Hospital under the Federal Capital Development Authority after which it was taken over by the Federal Ministry of Health to function as a Federal Medical Centre. In September 2006, the hospital was upgraded to a teaching hospital of the University of Abuja.

At 20 years, the hospital's mission continues to be the rendition of qualitative and prompt clinical services, teaching and research as applicable in modern medicine.

UATH's vision is to develop a well-equipped hospital with modern medical facilities and dedicated manpower to meet the medical needs of Nigerians. Over the years, the hospital has steadily upgraded its facilities as part of its efforts to build a first-class teaching hospital.

Our focus on babycare has never been in doubt as we are also known as a baby-friendly hospital. We have expanded the structures of our Paediatric department and acquired more facilities. We care for mothers and their babies before, during and after births. This is why we are always ready to work with any organisation that is positively disposed to babycare. One of such organizations is AFRIBABY INITIATIVE, a non-governmental organisation.

The organisation has shown interest in our hospital in the task of connecting hospitals like us with individuals and organisations which could identify with our vision and mission and assist in making our goals achievable. We have observed that one of the objectives of AFRIBABY is to help save lives. Therefore, our hospital is happy to be associated with the NGO.

UATH is on course but yet to reach its destination. In this journey towards achieving the best of babycare, we need the support of all and sundry. We urgently need paediatric diagnostic facilities, a new paediatric medical ward, transport incubators and other life-saving facilities. We need your support in these areas to enable us cater for increasing demands of childbirths, reach out to remote villages around us, make Medicare more affordable to our people and remain a true picture of the best that our country can offer to the world of healthcare. We call on all to unite with us to provide the best in clinical service because in unity, we care.

Dr. Peter Alabi is the Chief Medical Director, University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, Abuja

 


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