Nigeria lacks capacity for COVID-19 vaccine trials, say experts
Unlike South Africa and some developed nations, Nigeria lacks the capacity to conduct clinical trials on COVID-19 vaccines.
Institute develops verification protocol to improve drug security
Director General, National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research & Development (NIPRD), Dr. Obi Adigwe, has said his agency’ s phytomedicines verification and validation protocol would bring about drug security in Nigeria.
How NIPRD is redefining African traditional medicines’ response to COVID-19 — DG
The National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) says its research and development activities have redefined response of African traditional medicines to the COVID-19 pandemic. NIPRD Director-General, Dr Obi Adigwe, made this known in a statement on Sunday, ahead of the forthcoming African Traditional Medicine Day commemoration, on August 31. The theme for the…
Phytomedicine to enter school curriculum, says NIPRD boss
Director-General of National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD), Abuja, Dr. Obi Adigwe, has disclosed plans by the institute...
Developing homegrown remedies for COVID-19, other viral infections
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday May 16, 2020, took delivery of samples of Madagascar’s COVID-Organics for use on Nigerian patients with coronavirus after scientific scrutiny...
Strengthening pharmaceutical research, development in Nigeria
As part of emergency efforts to find medicines to prevent or treat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection and strengthen pharmaceutical research and development to ensure the availability of quality medicines to all citizens of Nigeria ...
Withdrawal of US funds from WHO may crumble COVID-19 fight, health interventions
Health care interventions and efforts to contain the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria and indeed Africa, might crumble if the United States President, Donald Trump, withdraws funds from the World Health Organisation (WHO).
COVID-19: Osun may grind to a halt if not financially assisted, monarch cries out
Traditional ruler in Osun state, Olowu of Kuta, Oba Adekunle Oyelude Makama, Tegbosun III, has urged the Federal Government to support the state government financially in its bid to contain the spread of coronavirus.
NMA, NIPRD caution against fake news in COVID-19 fight
Medical experts have cautioned against peddling of fake news in the fight to contain COVID-19, insisting that fake news could derail efforts to terminate the pandemic.