Plans to make herbal medicine products widely acceptable and accessible in the country will soon receive a boost this is as the University of Ibadan (UI) through the University College Hospital (UCH), and some universities, are set to commence certificate courses in herbal medicine.

 

Other academic institutions that would also offer courses in herbal medicine under the new arrangements include the University of Medical Sciences (UNIMED), Ondo, which was in the process of introducing a Bachelor’s Degree programme in Herbal Medicine into its curriculum; Samuel Adegboyega University Ogwa, a private university in Edo State.

Already, the University of Ibadan has approved and commenced a Master’s Degree and PhD programmes in African Traditional Medicine at its Institute of African Studies, while a course in Herbal Medicine had been introduced into the medical curriculum of the Pharmacy Department.

 

According to the Director of Pax Herbal Clinics & Research Laboratories, Reverend Father Anselm Adodo, who disclosed this at the Pax Natural Medicine Hospital in Ikeja, Lagos, PAXHERBALS and its subsidiary, Pax Integral Research and Development Initiative (OFIRDI) and Lagos State Coconut Development Agency (LASCODA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on research into coconutbased products.

He said that under the partnership, the universities would not only award BSc or a BA in Herbal Medicine, but that the aim is about the need to study systematically and obtain a proficiency certificate in the medical area. Adodo, who described the development as significant steps towards boosting herbal medicine research and development in Nigeria, added: “An expert committee with members drawn from all key government research and regulatory agencies, set up by the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) to draw up official identification of African medicinal plants has already made hugeprogressinitsresearchfindings.”

Plans to make herbal medicine products widely acceptable and accessible in the country will soon receive a boost this is as the University of Ibadan (UI) through the University College Hospital (UCH), and some universities, are set to commence certificate courses in herbal medicine.

 

Other academic institutions that would also offer courses in herbal medicine under the new arrangements include the University of Medical Sciences (UNIMED), Ondo, which was in the process of introducing a Bachelor’s Degree programme in Herbal Medicine into its curriculum; Samuel Adegboyega University Ogwa, a private university in Edo State.

Already, the University of Ibadan has approved and commenced a Master’s Degree and PhD programmes in African Traditional Medicine at its Institute of African Studies, while a course in Herbal Medicine had been introduced into the medical curriculum of the Pharmacy Department.

 

According to the Director of Pax Herbal Clinics & Research Laboratories, Reverend Father Anselm Adodo, who disclosed this at the Pax Natural Medicine Hospital in Ikeja, Lagos, PAXHERBALS and its subsidiary, Pax Integral Research and Development Initiative (OFIRDI) and Lagos State Coconut Development Agency (LASCODA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on research into coconutbased products.

He said that under the partnership, the universities would not only award BSc or a BA in Herbal Medicine, but that the aim is about the need to study systematically and obtain a proficiency certificate in the medical area.

Adodo, who described the development as significant steps towards boosting herbal medicine research and development in Nigeria, added: “An expert committee with members drawn from all key government research and regulatory agencies, set up by the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) to draw up official identification of African medicinal plants has already made hugeprogressinitsresearchfindings.”

On recent developments in Herbal Medicine research in the country, Adodo said: “The University of Ibadan in association with PAXHERBALS and the University College Hospital (UCH) has officially approved the commencement of professional certificate in herbal medicine.