"A HOLE IN THE CHILDS HEART; THE BURDEN AND COMPLEXITIES, BUT WITHER THE PANACEA"

199th

The event which was held on the 24th of May, 2018
witnessed a large turnout of personalities including the Vice Chancellor
who was represented by the DVC Administration; Professor
Dave.O.Ehiorobo, DVC Academics, DVC Ekehuan Campus, Register, Deans of
faculties, The Liberian represented by Dr. Luke Obasuyi, Administrators,
CMD UBTH; Dr. Darlington Obaseki, Past CMD UBTH; Dr. Mike Ibadin,
family, friends, students and well-wishers.
The VC then made it known that in his tenure as the VC, this is the 52nd
inaugural lecture to be delivered; 44th to be delivered in the medical sciences and the 5th
relating to childbirth. Professor Wilson then started his lecture by
dedicating it to the Lord Almighty, his wife, his parents and all
Nigerian children with holes in their heart. He then stated his reason
for choosing the topic which was as a result of a lot of children with
hole in their heart and are unable to afford surgery.
In his
lecture, the professor noted that the first case of hole found in the
heart of a child was first noted in 1967 and over 400 cases have been
discovered in the last 3 years which he said was very high. He further
advised that children with such cases should quickly go for surgery in
other to avoid further deterioration. He also noted that the proper
facilities for this the operation are inadequate in the country.
Nevertheless he also discussed some of the causes which includes:
malnutrition, i.e. lack of zinc and vitamin A, smoking drinking,
heredity and other numerous factors. He also explained the solutions
(cure) of which he said that about 44% are cured spontaneously or by
God. He then chirped in the fact that not all heart surgeries involves
open heart surgery. The lecture ended with the professor being decorated
with his lovely family standing amicably by him.

Faculty/Institute/Center: 
Department: 
Pediatrics
Date Of Lecture: 
Thursday, May 24, 2018
First Name: 
Wilson
Middle Name: 
Ehidiamen
Last Name: 
Sadoh
Sex: 
Male