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An international workshop aimed at putting Nigeria in the league of biomedical research
and manufacturing nations will hold in Abuja on August 15 and 16, 2002.
Top scientists from Europe, USA, India, South Korea and Nigeria will collaborate with the
EAT-SET project in an extensive scientific seminar and workshop slated for the Sheraton
Hotel & Towers.
Nigeria Army doctor, Colonel Oviemo Ovadje, inventor of the EATSET blood transfusion
device has continued to pursue a programme of transfer of medical technology to Nigeria
with the support of the Federal Government, the United Nations Development Programme
(UNDP) and the World Health Organisation (WHO).
President Olusegun Oba-sanjo is expected to declare the seminar open as special guest of
honour at the occasion, which will feature the formal launching of the EAT-SET Auto
Also billed to attend the seminar/workshop are eminent industrialists from, India and
South Korea including Sagae Precision Medi-Hut Industries, Jinhwa of South Korea;
Hyderabad Dies and Moulds and MRK Healthcare Industries of India. These companies
separately working with the EATSET project of Nigeria on a south-south collaborative
arrangement to assist Nigeria in acquiring the know-how for medical manufacturing in the
drive to boost the productive base of the Nigerian economy.
Key lectures are to be delivered by Prof F. Nicholas Jacobs (FACHE), the President and CEO
of Windber Medical Centre and Research Institutes of the United States of America, Prof.
Mbaya Kankwenda UNDP's representative in Nigeria and Prof Ibironke Akinsete, Presidential
Adviser on HIV-AIDS will talk on "Issues of Biomedical Research" and
"Sustainable Development and the Quest for Safe Blood Transfusion and HIV Control in
Africa" respectively, among others
Nigerian scientists expected at the seminar include Prof. Osato Giwa Osagie of the Lagos
University Teaching Hospital, Prof. Martins Aghaji, College of Medicine, UNTH - Enugu,
Prof. F. Okonofua, Dean College of Medicine, University of Benin, Brig Gen. Edowande,
Director General Defence Industries, Brig. Gen. (Dr.) S.O Njoku. Others are Dr. I Nnadi,
of the Scientific Equipment Development Institute, Dr. Obiaga Director-General, NASENI.