Health and Bio-Medical Sciences

Health and Bio-Medical Sciences

Roles and Responsibilities

  1. Initiate, develop and review Policies on health and biomedical technologies;
  2. Promoting inventions and innovations in health, biomedical technologies that address local needs and contributes to national development;
  3.  Collaborations and partnerships with local and international Agencies/Bodies in the promotion of Nutrition, food safety and food security matters;
  4.  Liaise and partner with national, regional and international groups/bodies on human capacity building and institutional capacity strengthening in health and biomedical technologies to build a critical mass of professionals;
  5. Promote, facilitate, execute, coordinate, monitor and evaluate activities, projects and programmes for the appropriate deployment of health and biomedical technologies in the country;
  6.  Collaborate with private sector on the domestication of indigenous health and biomedical technologies in the country;
  7.  Collaborate with Public and Private Tertiary and Research Institutions on the development, training and utilization of indigenous health and biomedical technologies;
  8. Promote, facilitate, coordinate, monitor and evaluate national Research and Development (R&D) activities in Public and Private Tertiary and Research Institutions under the supervision of FMST in health and biomedical technologies; and;
  9. Involvement in the supervision of Science, Technology and Innovation Programmes in FMST Agencies/Parastatals.

Agencies under the Supervision of the HBS Department

  1. Nigerian Institute for Trypanosomiasis Research (NITR), Kaduna;
  2. Nigerian Natural Medicine Development Agency (NNMDA), Lagos;and
  3. Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi (FIIRO), Lagos.


  1. Deployment of Innovative Technologies to Enhance Food Security in Nigeria;
  2. Deployment of Natural Medicine Technologies to Enhance Healthcare, Nutrition and National Development in Nigeria; and
  3. Promoting the Safety of Foods in Nigeria through the Determination of Possible Presence of Pesticides in Foodstuffs.

Head of Department: Pharm. David Erabhahiemen
Contact person: Taiwo Oladipo

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