Nigerian University Set to Commence Traditional Medicine Research

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Federal University of Health Sciences (FUHS), Otukpo, Benue state is set to begin research into Traditional medicine with the purpose of processing herbs into orthodox drugs.

The university’s Pioneer Partner, Ameh Oche who made the revelation in Abuja said “The university is going to delve into research of traditional medicine.

“I think this is about the first time this is coming on board, where research will be done on traditional medicine and see the efficacy of it as it affects solution to ailment in Nigeria and countries abroad in a more scientific manner.

“This is purely a university of health sciences, which means, most of the health challenging issues affecting Nigeria in the area of heart surgery, spinal cord, will definitely be overcome.

“Especially, those challenges that take Nigerians abroad, brain surgery, open heart surgery, kidney surgery, and what Nigerians will look at as an impossible task would be made possible.’’

He also added that the University is planning to introduce community medicine.

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