Nigerian Doctor Wants Africans To Develop Zmapp Ebola Treatment Drug

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August 10, 2014 – Nigerian Doctor Wants Africans To Develop Zmapp Ebola Treatment Drug

Necessity is the mother of invention. Today we have twitter campaigns, #GiveAfricaZmapp and #GiveThemExperimentalDrugs. As meaningful as these begging campaigns are, they must not be our only hope at addressing the Ebola plague.

#AfricanCure is directed to the presidents of African nations. Nigeria, the largest and one of the most naturally capable, endowed nations – with resource, wealth and people – is particularly pressed. We can develop an African cure in months. The US insists they will not help us till two years are passed. Let’s accept they have their protocols for manufacture and commercialization of their stuff. We cannot press them. They only test their drugs on our healthy kids, not our dying. They did not test the drug on Sheikh Khan, but did on their citizens for obvious reasons. It is their prerogative. We must define ours too.

African leaders must no longer be allowed to dance and have launch ceremonies when they build roads and repair trains; social services of 1950. It is time we press our leaders to meet up with 2014 demands of life. Necessity is the mother of invention; we must take advantage of our crises to develop our solutions. Iran today is highly developed due to the challenges of decades of cruel sanctions. World wars led to the development and advancement of technologies like the GPS we use today. Indeed in our very own Nigeria, the challenge of the Biafra war saw the East spin out amazing military machines and the seeking solutions in dire times is not unrelated to the advanced productivity of that region today.

Zmapp is not the most complex technological remedy. In fact, this is Bio 101. Recovering and cloning antibodies is the oldest trick in the book for developing immunization to diseases. The Federal Government of Nigeria, FGN is challenged to sit-up and first, collaborate with its Liberian partner. Zmapp serum samples were obtained from a certain African kid who developed antibodies that defeated his Ebola infection. Zmapp antibodies are an African copyright property. The FGN must seek out candidates who have overcome Ebola from whom antibody-laden serum will be harvested. This involves responsibility and cooperation.

Next, the antibodies will be identified in the serum sample by proteomics or other methods, analyzed through peptide digestion and mass spectrometry. Once the monoclonal antibodies are properly identified, these will be purified and cloned for real-time testing on our dying brother and sisters.

As a trained physician and molecular biologist, I submit that this process is not complicated and very feasible to achieve within months if the Nigerian administration is serious. We expect something to be done. It is passed time for African cures to African problems.

[By Dr Perry Brimah, ENDS]

12 thoughts on “Nigerian Doctor Wants Africans To Develop Zmapp Ebola Treatment Drug

  1. Bewaji I disagree with u, skill n money is never african problem. Just corruption. Let’s hope nigeria doesn’t politicize this one.

  2. This is a very impressive discuss-I hope it sees the light of the day….it’s the only way forward for Nigeria and Africans.

  3. Hello Dr. Perry. Read about your profile online. I’m a Biologist and would really love to be part of your team. Nothing is impossible.

  4. well…i cant any party here….since Americans refuse to assist us with the cure due to their own confidencial reasons it only imply that we should creat ours not all problems we run to them…we can manage our own problems. Because we are strong!

  5. the best doctor in usa ,are all Nigeria Born,Nigeria have high rate of BSC and Master more than white America,not to say blacks and Latina, we are educated we have the brain.But no good Govt. to help do better things in Nigeria, always asking west,for what,they gave the ZMapp for thier white people , Shike Khan black,they didnt gave him the medicne,the man die,that is wickedness,hope Nigeria Govt.bring out money and willing to do this b4 too late, cos Liberia and serelone have no money poor,just out from war,hope we do something.we have money,everyday 1 person put billions in their personal acct,why for Gosh sake not give naija money for this purpose,afterall Ebola dont care you are rich or poor.

  6. the best doctor in usa ,are all Nigeria Born,Nigeria have high rate of BSC and Master more than white America,not to say blacks and Latina, we are educated we have the brain.But no good Govt. to help do better things in Nigeria, always asking west,for what,they gave the ZMapp for thier white people , Shike Khan black,they didnt gave him the medicne,the man die,that is wickedness,hope Nigeria Govt.

  7. i knew the americans were not going to give africa the drug. its high time we wake up. we have the required skill, knowledge and even finance to invent and create good stuffs but corruption is the problem. i dont know anything about medicine but i am sure that if i have the right data and equipments, i can come up with something. we dont appreciate our own. we prefer to import other peoples things as far as it was made by a white man. Am sure somewhere in a remote village, someone has a cure for this virus but since he is not a white man, his claims would be discarded like used tissue paper.

  8. Fernandez n d rest commenters. I wanna thank u all 4 shedding more light n speaking with one voice. This is what is mostly required to conquer anything(brotherhood).I mostly love ur insight fernandez. U are right some1 some where in d rural part might av d cure but he wouldn’t bother working on it cos he feels he’d b rejected since he/she isn’t an american. I believe naija will conquer this ebola thing n d american d plus d devil shall b put to shame. Remember no power surpass that of God Almighty. #I BELIEVE IN NIGERIA

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