Charles Wambebe, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria
Professor Charles Wambebe is a Professor of Pharmacology and presently the Chair, Product Research and Development for Africa. He is also the President, International Biomedical Research for Africa. Charles Wambebe pioneered the research and development of the first Nigerian HIV-1 candidate vaccine (1999-2002). Involved collaboration with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta and Institute of Human Virology, Baltimore. He also pioneered the research and development of plant extract (CONAVIL) for the management of HIV/AIDS. Pilot clinical trials have been undertaken with promising data (1999-2002). Controlled comparative clinical trial has been planned and awaiting funding. He developed the Draft Nigerian National HIV Vaccine Plan with support from UNAIDS/ Geneva, 2000. Professor Wambebe is a consultant to the World Health Organization (WHO) and one amongst his numerous awards is the International Directory of Distinguished Leadership, First Edition, 1986. The American Biographical Institute, Raleigh, North Caroline, U.S.A.