- Misitura Lawal-Arowona has developed metal anti-tuberculosis drug to battle the disease
- The Nigerian scientist created the drug at a university in India where she is a fellow
- Various tests carried out on them reportedly confirmed their efficiency
Another Nigerian has been recognised on the international scale in the field of medicine. Misitura Lawal-Arowona provided a solution that could help reduce tuberculosis in Africa and India.
Mistura undergoing a fellowship programme at faculty of science in Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India, successfully came up with a metal enabled anti-tuberculosis (TB) drug, Sunday Times reports.
The new development by the Nigerian has helped increase the efficiency of TB drug used worldwide compared to how they were popularly consumed.
The production of the metal drug is done using various metal derivations like cobalt, copper, zinc and iron.
As a result, she has been able to create medicine like ciprofloxacin HCl, ofloxacin, pyrazinamide and moxifloxacin HCl.
Professor Rajendrasinh Jadeja, who is mentoring the Nigerian scientist at the university, commented on the high quality of the medicine and how various tests have confirmed them so.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported about one Olurotimi Badero, a Nigerian doctor based in the US, who is an interventional cardiologist and nephrologist (heart and kidney specialist) recognised as the first and only of his kind.
Badero was born in Lagos where he was the seventh of nine children to Chief Ellab Olufemi and Stella Taiwo Badero.
He had his early education in St Mary’s Private School and the Federal Government College in Odogbolu, Ogun state, before he proceeded to Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun state, where he got his medical degree.
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