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PTF: Nigeria Agrees To Use her patients For Clinical Trial Of Covid-19 Vaccine by cyrilamx(m): 10:21pm On May 04, 2020
Nigeria has signified interest to be part of global trial test of the vaccines developed for the treatment of coronavirus, the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 disclosed on Monday.

Already, Nigeria has informed the World Health Organisation (WHO) that it wants to be part of the global solidarity trial of the medicines being tried to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaking at the daily press briefing of the PTF in Abuja, both the National Coordinator of PTF, Dr. Sani Aliyu, and the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, said Nigeria would be part of the global trial and its patients would be used for the clinical trials.

The national coordinator said the manufacturers of the product had reached out to Nigeria from the United States to be part of the test.

Dr. Aliyu said: “We have also expressed interest in being involved in Oxford trial of the vaccine and we have been reached by the manufacturer of Remdesivir; which is the new drug the US provided, to see whether we can look at using it for our patients. We are looking at that from a clinical trial perspective.”

Also, the Health Minister said: “We have indicated interest to the World Health Organisation to be part of the global solidarity trial of medicines being tried to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic and efforts are on to also conduct research here in Nigeria.

“Other drugs can be added to the trials based on emerging evidence. In all this, we shall ensure the maintenance of ethical standards and safety of our people.



“I wish to recognise our healthcare workers who are at the frontlines, for your commitment and to reiterate the importance of maintaining high personal safety standards and infection prevention and control protocols at your workplace. This not only protects you but your family. We shall ensure more personal protective equipment for you and urge you to ensure its judicious use.”

The WHO Country Representatives, Fiona Brakar, said the COVID-19 vaccine would probably be available between 12 and 18 months to the date the virus was reported by China, saying that first vaccine trial started as early as 60 days after the genetic sequencing information from the virus was shared by China.

With about 89 products currently under vaccine production, with the accelerated efforts, and an expedited process, she said the first product might be available 12 to 18 months.

She said: “Research in going on globally, to study the genetics, of the virus and by styling the genetics of the virus, this helps us to develop a vaccine. Thanks to rapid sharing of genetic sequencing data from countries, we are able to advance the production of the vaccine. We do acknowledge the contributions of countries in sharing their genetic sequencing data, including Nigeria.

“The first vaccine trial started as early as 60 days after the genetic sequencing information from the virus was shared by China. And we have about 89 products that are currently under vaccine production. The number keeps getting updated because there is an accelerated process going on globally to try and found a vaccine.”

https://www.today.ng/news/nigeria/ptf-agreed-patients-nigeria-clinical-trial-coronavirus-vaccine-296528

Re: PTF: Nigeria Agrees To Use her patients For Clinical Trial Of Covid-19 Vaccine by fulaniHERDSman(m): 10:22pm On May 04, 2020
Very good ... Kano and Ogun should be starting point.
Just being patriotic wink
Re: PTF: Nigeria Agrees To Use her patients For Clinical Trial Of Covid-19 Vaccine by Righteousness89(m): 10:26pm On May 04, 2020
These guys don't understand what they are going into!!
Re: PTF: Nigeria Agrees To Use her patients For Clinical Trial Of Covid-19 Vaccine by Shelumiel: 10:31pm On May 04, 2020
I just hope the consent with the patients before administering this sort
Re: PTF: Nigeria Agrees To Use her patients For Clinical Trial Of Covid-19 Vaccine by dandan280: 10:35pm On May 04, 2020
Nigeria will always be on the train of followers,they will never lead research,the only thing they have is sadistic professors/lecturers that fustrate students endeavors,na wa o

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Re: PTF: Nigeria Agrees To Use her patients For Clinical Trial Of Covid-19 Vaccine by sapientia(m): 10:38pm On May 04, 2020
Righteousness89:
These guys don't understand what they are going into!!

How please?
Re: PTF: Nigeria Agrees To Use her patients For Clinical Trial Of Covid-19 Vaccine by Shelumiel: 10:38pm On May 04, 2020
dandan280:
Nigeria will always be on the train of followers,they will never lead research,the only thing they have is sadistic professors/lecturers that fustrate students endeavors,na wa o
Those lecturer cannot contribute to society...many of them teach what is outdated so how do you expected them to function

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Re: PTF: Nigeria Agrees To Use her patients For Clinical Trial Of Covid-19 Vaccine by Abfinest007(m): 10:43pm On May 04, 2020
Use your own family members
Re: PTF: Nigeria Agrees To Use her patients For Clinical Trial Of Covid-19 Vaccine by lordm(m): 10:48pm On May 04, 2020
Desperate times call for desperate measures
Re: PTF: Nigeria Agrees To Use her patients For Clinical Trial Of Covid-19 Vaccine by Clint02(m): 11:38pm On May 04, 2020
If its Bill Gate's vaccine, then all I can say is....... Since I was born,and now I an getting old I have never seen a government so foolish.
Re: PTF: Nigeria Agrees To Use her patients For Clinical Trial Of Covid-19 Vaccine by Nobody: 12:18am On May 05, 2020
This will make people afraid to report to NCDC.

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Re: PTF: Nigeria Agrees To Use her patients For Clinical Trial Of Covid-19 Vaccine by iongrace: 1:36am On May 05, 2020
fulaniHERDSman:
Very good ... Kano and Ogun should be starting point.
Just being patriotic wink
. Why ogun, not even Lagos or Abuja.

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