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Health Minister Gives a Go Ahead to Production of Herbal Drugs



Prof-Isaac-AdewoleSpeaking at the presentation of the “NAFDAC Guidelines 2016”, Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole endorsed the production of herbal drugs.

He however said that the production will be supervised by the Nigerian Institute of Pharmaceutical Research and Development, NIPRD and the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control, NAFDAC.

He lamented the fact that Nigeria still imports mosquito nets and drugs that we have the capacity to produce locally.

The Minister said,

I saw a challenge with the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria. I believe that many of the key products that we use in this country can be labeled as medical devices, including the Long-Lasting Insecticide Treated Nets. Please, ensure that these are produced in Nigeria.

In addition to this, we should also invest in local products. We call them traditional medicine. But, I want to call them Nigerian medicines. I think NIPRD will partner with us to research with your products, making sure that local preparations are available for Nigeria. I am sure NIPRD is aware of some of the commodities from the middle belt such as the one that when taken can prevent Nigerian women from getting pregnant for the next one year. This should be made available.


1 Comment

  1. Dr. Chukwu Innocent

    July 24, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    Am into herbal cum traditional medicine. I have turned many homes from sorrow to Joy’s and celebrations. I have cured over 3000 patients of diseases that have been declared idiopathic by many hospitals. The cause of some diseases in developed countries are not the cause of such diseases in Africa. We know all these, and we are shying away from the truth.

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