LAUNCHING OF AFRICAN CENTER OF EXCELLENCE FOR DRUG RESEARCH HERBAL MEDICINES DEVELOPMENT AND REGULATORY SCIENCE (ACEDHARS) UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS. 26-27 JANUARY 2022
Two staff of the
Pharmacy Board of Sierra Leone Dr Sahr Gbormor and Dr Thomas Conteh participated in the launching of the African
Centre of Excellence for Drug Research Herbal Medicines Development and
Regulatory Science (ACEDHARS) University of Lagos on the 26th – 27th
of January 2022. This is a World Bank funded project that is in its second
year of operations.
ACEDHARS is a
World Bank approved African Centre of Excellence established to train skilled
manpower on quality assurance standardization of dosages reproducibility of
herbal preparations and safety monitoring of drugs in West and Central regions
of Africa with Headquarters in University of Lagos Nigeria.
The Centre was
formally inaugurated on the 26th January 2022 by the Representative of the Vice
chancellor Prof. Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe of the University of Lagos who happens
to be Deputy Chancellor for Administrative Affairs. The project will fund
leadership and governance issues in countries with Policy review and setting up
of traditional medicines regulatory agencies.
The key speaker for
this symposium was the Director General of NAFDAC Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye who
lectured on Drug Development from African Medicinal Plants: Opportunities
Challenges and Regulatory Approach.
The theme ‘Drug
development from African medicinal plants: opportunities and regulatory
objective of ACEDHARS is to provide intervention in the production of standard
herbal products for the treatment of some prevalent NCD’s in the region as well
as enhancing information data base for quality control and post market
Pharmacy Board of Sierra Leone
is a member of the Sectorial Advisory Board for Herbal Medicines in the West African
The Senate of University
of Lagos (UNILAG) the host of the centre have given approval for the following courses:
Drug discovery and
toxicology (M.Sc M.Phil &Ph.D)
(M.Sc M.Phil &Ph.D)
(M.Sc M.Phil &Ph.D)
For any candidate to be shortlisted for the M.sc programme the
candidate must a BSC from any of the disciplines
With a minimum of division lower.
The duration of the course is One year.
For candidates to be admitted
to the Ph.D courses the following should be met;
Pharmacovigilance-a masters in Pharmacovigilance with a minimum grade point of
4 out of 5.
Sciences-a masters in Regulatory Science with a minimum grade point of 4 out of
PhD Biomedical toxicology
-a masters in Biomedical toxicology with a minimum grade point of 4 out of 5.
The duration of
all PHD programmes is a minimum of 3years and a maximum of five years.
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