The World Health Organisation (WHO) has appointed a Nigerian, Prof. Fola Tayo to serve on its Cancer Medicine and Advisory Gropu for availability and affordability of cancer medicine.

Prof. Tayo who is a Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council of Caleb University, Imota, Lagos, is among the 13 eminent people appointed across the globe to serve the group.

This was made known by Mr Elvis Otobo, the Head, Media and Public Relations Officer, Caleb University.

According to report, Prof. Tayo has also been appointed to serve as the Protem Chairman of the Committee of Pro-Chancellors in Nigeria.

WHO’s Advisory Group is set up to define the problems relating to availability and accessibility of cancer medicines and seek expert’s advice on the scope of the report, analytical feasibility and case studies.

It is also to seek expert advice on the benefits and consequences of various pricing approaches for cancer medicines, options for improving availability and affordability of cancer medicines.

The group will brainstorm on three key projects for three days when they meet in Switzerland according to an Agenda Review released by the WHO.

These include project inception, problem definition and scope of reports; Pricing and impacts of pricing approaches and Options to improve availability, affordability and transparency of cancer medicines.

The group will be meeting in Geneva, Switzerland for its deliberations.

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