Don Task Pharmaceutical Industries on Traditional Medicine

By: David Fidelis

A Professor of Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Muftau Oladunmoye has task Pharmaceutical Industries to Consider Traditional Medicine as  Source of Identification of Bioactive Agent that can be used in the propagation of synthetic medicine.

Professor Oladumoye stated this yesterday at 96th Inaugural Lecture of the Federal University of Technology, Akure.

While delivering his lecture, titled:” Natural Products  Derived Antimicrobials: The Myth and Reality”. Oladunmoye suggested that traditional medicine should be understood as a leading system with lots of myth associated with it by the practitioners.

He stressed the need to have standardized, effective, ethical, quality control practises on conserving and propagating natural products in whichever way they are to be used.

Professor Oladunmoye advised local health authorities to seek collaboration of traditional practitioners in promoting their programmes which include environmental sanitation, personal hygiene, family planning and immunization.

Earlier in his welcome address the Vice -Chancellor of the University, Professor Joseph Fiwape said the institution is poised to raising innovative initiative to tackle challenges currently facing the country .

Participants said the lecture was timely and advocated the establishment of National, State and Local government boards of traditional medicine to coordinate and regulate thier activities and practises

Some of them believed that treatment regimen should be holistic,  including the biochemical scientist assumption on pharmacological action due to selective spirits and incantation failure of which will amount to a fallacy of retrospective determinism.

The inaugural lecture was well attended by Religious Leaders, Traditional Rulers, Academicians, Management and Staff of the Federal University of Technology, Akure.


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