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Nigeria’s Misitura Lawal-Arowona: Develops Anti-tuberculosis Metal Drug In India

A Nigerian scientist, Misitura Lawal-Arowona has been recognised on the international scale in the field of medicine forb providing 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

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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