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Day: 17 August 2020

Expert Advocates Ban on Imported Drugs into Nigeria

Expert Advocates Ban on Imported Drugs into Nigeria

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A former national chairman of Nigeria Association of Pharmacists in Academia (NAPA), Prof Martins Emeje has advocated for a ban on imported drugs as a matter of deliberate policy of the Federal Government to stimulate local production of medicines. Omeje, who is also a research professor and top management committee member of Nigeria Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD), said that the inability of the country to attain self-sufficiency in its drug needs is a consequence of many years of neglect of research and development (R&D) by successive administrations. ‘’If you are a country that is not interested in research and development, you are simply a market for other countries who are interested because they will make innovations and you will be happy b
National Council on Health Approves 2020 Basic Health Care Provision Fund Guideline   

National Council on Health Approves 2020 Basic Health Care Provision Fund Guideline  

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The National Council on Health, (NCH),  has approved the 2020 Basic Health Care Provision Fund, (BHCPF), a guideline which the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire proposed to the highest policy advisory body on health matters. A statement recently, by Olujimi Oyetomi, Director, Information, Media, and Public Relations of the Federal Ministry of Health, said the approval was made at the council’s meeting held on 6th August 2020. “The Guideline was earlier stepped down in the meeting held on 6th August 2020,” the statement said. It read further: “The National Council on Health (NCH) is the highest advisory body on health care and health issues in Nigeria. “Membership of NCH is composed of the Honourable Ministers of Health and the Commissioners of Health in the States of the F