Why Developing New Drugs in Africa is an Effective Way to Develop its Pharmaceutical Industry

Several United Nation agencies have raised concerns about the high underdevelopment of Africa’s pharmaceutical industry and the need to develop the local industry to tackle the high disease burden and the low public sector access to medication in the continent. The UN Economic Commission for Africa estimates that public sector access to medication is less… Read More Why Developing New Drugs in Africa is an Effective Way to Develop its Pharmaceutical Industry

This Common Weed Growing Around your House can Cure more than Ten Ailments

When cutting bushes in most African countries, it is most likely that you would have to cut down a Sida Acuta (Wireweed), which fibrous stem can make your cutting work a little harder. Sida acuta, an invasive perennial shrub is a very common and widely distributed plant in the tropical and subtropical regions of the… Read More This Common Weed Growing Around your House can Cure more than Ten Ailments

How Sickle Cell Drug Niprisan (Nicosan) was Developed in Nigeria by Nigerians

When discussing nations’ scientific discoveries and contributions to medical science not much can be said about Nigeria. Research funding and output in Nigeria is low and the few tangible discoveries or prototypes from the country’s research institutes and centres in the country are hardly developed beyond the labs. However, the story of the development of… Read More How Sickle Cell Drug Niprisan (Nicosan) was Developed in Nigeria by Nigerians

Meet Victor Kande, the Physician Behind the Just Approved & First Oral Drug for Sleeping Sickness

On November 16, 2018, the first treatment for sleeping sickness that relies on pills alone was approved by European Medicines Agency, Europe’s drug regulatory agency. This disease which can result in madness and eventually death if not treated has for many years been neglected and patients had to undergo a complex and sometimes dangerous intravenous… Read More Meet Victor Kande, the Physician Behind the Just Approved & First Oral Drug for Sleeping Sickness

By Virtue of Composition, Alabukun Powder is a Wonder Drug

Alabukun is a Nigerian indigenous analgesic brand that has persevered for a century in a sector with very few indigenous players. The brand is very popular and has gained acceptance and widespread use without any considerable adverts in Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana, Benin, and the Uk. Many users and vendor call it gbogbonise (a Yoruba word… Read More By Virtue of Composition, Alabukun Powder is a Wonder Drug