Poor funding, weak regulation cripple efforts to develop traditional medicine
Today, August 31, is the African Traditional Medicine Day (ATMD). The commemoration of the ATMD coincides with the date, August 31, 2000, on which the ministers of health adopted the relevant resolution...
WHO to assist FG integrate traditional medicine into national healthcare
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has restated its commitment to support the Federal Government to further integrate the practice of traditional medicine into the National Health System.
Reviving NIPRD to boost herbal medicine research
As part of efforts to boost development of drugs, biological products and pharmaceutical raw materials from indigenous resources in Nigeria, the Federal Government has appointed Dr Obi Peter Adigwe...
NIPRD gets international accreditation for drug development
The National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) has been granted the ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation with certification by the United States (U.S) based ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board for the research and development of drugs, food, cosmetics, agricultural and herbal products.
Neglect of traditional medicine continues
However, despite the huge potential of TM to make Nigeria financially independent, boost primary health care (PHC) services, and ensure Universal Health Coverage (UHC), governments at all levels have continued to neglect the practice.
‘Nigeria can fund 10 years national budget with earnings from traditional medicine’
The stakeholders say if funds are released for research and development of traditional medicine practices and products, the country will cut down the health budget drastically and reduce medical tourism.
Pharmacists insist on headship of NAFDAC, NIPRD, PCN
For better health care delivery in the country, the apex body of all pharmacists in Nigeria, the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that members are appointed...
How to avert looming scarcity of safe, cheap drugs
Ahmed I. Yakasai is the President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN). A veteran practitioner of almost 35 years experience, Yakasai is a former Chairman of the PSN (Kano State Branch) ...