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Domestic Production and Procurement of Medicines in Nigeria: Capabilities, Challenges and Prospects

The development of a productive, effective and efficient domestic pharmaceutical industry holds huge potentials for a local economy; job opportunities, trans-border trade benefits, improved national earning capacity and a strategy to repress medicine importation. Additionally, Target 3.8 of the Sustainable Development Goals specifically seeks “Access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all”, plainly underscoring the importance of ensuring access to essential medicines for all. Although many African countries, including Nigeria, struggle to meet the target for medicine accessibility and affordability, this book reports on-going efforts to improve the situation in Nigeria. We present the status of drug production in the country with emphasis on the local capacity, human resources, R&D investment, intellectual property issues, and the degree of interaction for innovation among the key stakeholders. Additionally, the book articulates key challenges impeding drug production and how they could be addressed through apt and plausible policies.

Rachael Ayo-Lawal (PhD), Caleb Adelowo (PhD), Emmanuel Ejim-Eze, and Elizabeth Omimakinde are seasoned researchers at the National Centre for Technology Management (NACETEM), an Agency of the Federal Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. They have coordinated several national and international policy-oriented research projects, published several articles and presented papers at local and international conferences.

Adesina Ayobami Oyewale (PhD), prior to retirement, was the Director of Research at NACETEM. He is well known for his in-depth study of industry-academy cooperation and interactions, and his analysis of several sectoral innovation systems.

Okechukwu Ukwuoma is a Professor of Chemical Engineering and Project Management Technology. He has 34 years of university teaching and research experiences.

Wilson Erhun is a Professor of Pharmacy Administration with 40 years of university teaching and research experience. He is a pharmaceutical consultant to many organizations and has served as a key consultant to Nigerian Essential Medicines Programs for many years.

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ISBN: 1-5275-1271-1

ISBN13: 978-1-5275-1271-9

Release Date: 23rd June 2023

Pages: 120

Price: £69.99