Misitura Lawal-Arowona Develops Anti-Tuberculosis Metal Drug

Mrs. Misitura Lawal-Arowona, a PhD scholar with the University of Ilorin and a lecturer at Kebbi State University has successfully developed metal attached anti-tuberculosis drug.

According to a report published in the Sunday Times of India, under a sandwich fellowship at Faculty of Science of The Maharaja Sayajirao University (MSU) of Baroda, India, Mrs. Misitura Lawal-Arowona, under the supervision of Professor Joshua Obaleye, has promised to tackle the menace of tuberculosis (TB) with the drug both in African countries as well as India.

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Hauwa Liman And Saifura Hussaina Awarded Florence Nightingale Medals [2019]

Hauwa Liman And Saifura Hussaina, two nurses abducted and killed in 2018 by Boko Haram terrorists in Borno have been awarded the Florence Nightingale medals, the highest international award in the nursing profession.

Hauwa Liman and Saifura Hussaina were abducted in Rann in March 2018, where they were working as midwives for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

The parents of Hauwa Liman and Saifura Hussaina received the medals their late daughters were awarded posthumously at a ceremony led by president of the Nigerian Red Cross Society, Bolaji Anani and Eloi Fillion, head of delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross.

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UNIJOS Produces First Plant-based Anti-snake Venom Vaccine (COVIP-plus)

The African Centre of Excellence in Phytomedicine Research and Development (ACEPRD), University of Jos (UniJos), in collaboration with the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion, (NOTAP) has produced the world first plant-based anti-snake venom vaccine called COVIP-plus.

The new vaccine was unveiled at a national forum on promotion of Anti-Snake Venom (COVIP-Plus) for commercialisation organised by NOTAP and ACEPRD, on the 17th of July 2019 in Abuja.

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