Bingham University Professor, Others Secure 50 Million Naira Cbn Grant
Published on: Mar 17th, 2021
Prof. Femi Babalola, a Professor of Ophthalmology of the department of Surgery of the Bingham University, College of Medicine and Health Sciences and a team of researchers from the Baylor College of Medicine, Texas and University of Lagos Nigeria, who are referred to as the IVERCOVID research group have secured a CBN grant of N50,000,000.00 (Fifty Million Naira only) under the Central Bank of Nigeria Health Sector Research and Development Intervention Scheme.The team is investigating the effect of Ivermectin on Covid-19, with Professor Babalola as the Principal investigator.
The project is titled: A Comparative Randomized Clinical Trial of Ivermectin versus Hydroxychloroquine, Ivermectin, and Azithromycin (HIA Triple Therapy) in Covid-19 in Nigeria.
The goal of the study according to the Principal investigator, Prof .Babalola, is to determine the safety and efficacy of Ivermectin in the treatment of Covid-19 in Nigerians.