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Basics of Biostatistics in Evidence-Driven Regulatory Decision Making

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Fundamentals of Biostatistics in Evidence-Driven Regulatory Decision Making came up partly as an off-shoot of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control mentorship with Health Canada; and on the other hand as part of the Director General’s vision for NAFDAC to constantly ensure an Evidence-Driven Regulatory Decision Making.

This Biostatistics workshop came up as one of the series of such planned for the Agency’s 2014 Workplan. Again, in line with the recommendation of the Steering Committee working on the Action Plan of the Health Canada-NAFDAC Regulatory Capacity Mentorship Program; this workshop came up on the 6th and 7th March, 2014 at the NAFDAC’s Central Laboratory Auditorium located at Oshodi, Lagos.

The workshop was well attended by the members of the Steering Committee and other staff of the Agency from various Directorates. More importantly, the Director General, Dr. Paul Botwev Orhii OON; also graced the occasion.

Two renowned Professors of Biostatistics from the University College Hospital and University of Ilorin joined forces with Dr. Samson B. Adebayo, the Director of Planning, Research and Statistics (PR&S) and Dr Monica H. Eimunjeze, the Director of Registration and Regulatory (R&R) to deliver high quality Lectures. The workshop took the participants through both classroom lectures and hands-on practical sessions on the use of a Statistical Package for Social Scientists (SPSS) to analyse related datasets from the Agency.

The Director General in his remark, welcomed and appreciated the Director (R&R) and Director (PR&S) for coming up with such a wonderful workshop and further stated that such workshop is long overdue for the status of the Agency. He also appreciated all the facilitators and the staff that attended the workshop.

The Director of R&R, Dr Monica H. Eimunjeze appreciated all staff that attended the workshop and advised them to make good use of the opportunity to enhance their performance and better their output in their respective Directorates.

Dr Samson B. Adebayo, the Director of Planning, Research and Statistics who anchored the workshop encouraged all the participants to put into use; the skills that will be acquired at the workshop. In the opening session, he emphasised how important roles of Biostatistics are in ensuring Evidence-Driven Regulatory Decision Making.

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