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World Health Day: Make local drug production priority – DG NNMDA to govt


The Director-Normal, Nigeria Pure Medication Improvement Company, NNMDA, Prof. Martins Emeje, has urged the federal authorities to make native drug manufacturing a precedence.

In his name to mark World Well being Day, Emeje stated President Bola Tinubu ought to be speaking about slicing down the importation of international medication, because the nation has the infrastructure and human capital to provide medication regionally.

He famous that the technique that the nation has been utilizing since colonial instances has stored it the place it’s, suggesting that Nigeria wants a change of technique.

He stated Nigeria can’t obtain a change in end result if it continues with the identical technique, describing it as dependence on importation of prescribed drugs.

“The issue is lack of funding in our personal native growth, native drug manufacturing, native analysis and growth and manufacturing, and that’s as a result of we’re not wanting inward. We should assist native drug analysis and growth and native drug manufacturing.”

Prof. Emeje advocated the advance of indigenous medicines, saying the nation should start to make it a precedence.

He stated the Nigeria Pure Medication Improvement Company is working in the direction of establishing natural drugs centres in all of the 774 native governments within the nation and that the company was already creating a database of all conventional drugs practitioners within the nation and the kind of services and products they render, for complete documentation.

“We’re beginning it already with Alimosho native authorities. It’s a N500 billion undertaking that we’re beginning with Alimosho native authorities and we’re going to use that as a pilot and escalate it to the remainder of the nation, ” he defined.

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