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Published On: Thu, Aug 27th, 2020

Clinical trial: NAFDAC to train principal investigators across Nigeria

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By Tobias Lengnan Dapam

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), said it has concluded plans to organize a joint training for principal investigators across the country.
The Director General of NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, said the development was owing to the lack of proper processes of doing clinical trial in Nigeria.
Speaking during a virtual media briefing on Tuesday, she lamented that before she took over the leadership of NAFDAC, clinical trial was literarily dead in Nigeria.
“Clinical trial is huge and it is almost dead when I came. I have put everything in place to ensure that clinical trial is well done.
“In fact, in two days time, there is going to be a joint training for principal investigators across the country.
“We started working with Lagos state ministry of health on chloroquine clinical trial protocol. We did that to make sure that there is no much mistake to start correcting.
“We have reversed the way we conduct clinical trials. We have had a lot of stakeholders meeting. We have written guidelines to help the clinical researcher to know how to navigate the clinically research process, especially our own products.,” she said.
The NAFDAC boss added that she has successful boosted the morale of staff of the agency which was hitherto down.

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