Sunday, 15 April 2018

Why Nigeria can’t develop vaccines for lassa, typhoid fevers—Prof Agwale

ENUGU—A Virologist, Prof Simeon Magaji
Agwale has stated that Nigeria has the capacity
to develop vaccines for tropical diseases such
as lassa fever, typhoid fever, malaria and the
likes.
Agwale lamented that Nigerians are dying of
illnesses that the country has the capacity to
eradicate or at least combat successfully,
stressing that there was no reason for
Nigerians to suffer such sicknesses when they
can produce vaccines for ailments that are
peculiar to the country and her surroundings.
He noted that such vaccines cannot be
developed in Europe or America since they
don’t suffer the diseases.
Agwale who spoke weekend, as a guest lecturer
at the 12th Public Health lecture series of the
Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of
Nigeria, MLSCN, identified “lack of political will
by government as responsible for the inability
to establish a vaccine factory in Nigeria.”

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