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Prof. Charles Wambebe

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UCLan Schools
113 Livesey House
Preston , Lancashire PR1 2HE
United Kingdom

Company Description: The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in Preston was founded in 1828 as the Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge. 'Ex solo ad solem', or in...   more

Employment History

  • President and Founder, President and Founder
    International Biomedical Research Institute
  • Chief Executive Officer
    International Biomedical Research Institute
  • Director General and Chief Executive Officer
  • President
    International Biomedical Research
  • Chief Scientific Adviser
    International Biomedical Research

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • PhD
14 Total References
Web References
Professor Charles Wambebe, ..., 6 Nov 2013 [cached]
Professor Charles Wambebe, Chief Scientific Adviser, International Biomedical Research in Africa (IBRIA), associate member via South-African co-funding.
CHARLES WAMBEBE, PhD, ..., 1 Aug 2004 [cached]
Prof. Wambebe is the Founder and Chief Scientific Advisor of IBRI.Prior to this position, he was a Short Term Professional with the World Health Organization ReGional Office for Africa, Brazzaville, Congo.
At the WHO, Prof Wambebe assisted the Traditional Medicine Program with development of clinical protocols and providing technical guidance to the Member States of the WHO African region.Prof Wambebe also represented the WHO on the Partnership Board of the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) and served as a member of the EDCTP-WHO Liaison Group.Previously, Prof Wambebe was the pioneer Director General and Chief Executive Officer of NIPRD.During his tenure at the institute, eleven herbal medicines were developed from indigenous plants for the treatment of sickle cell anemia, malaria, HIV/AIDS, peptic ulcer, skin fungal infection, oral contraception and cough.These herbal medicines are currently in various indicated stages of clinical trials.Another accomplishment while at the institute includes extensive ethno-botanical surveys and scientific documentation of over 600 hundred medicinal plants indigenous to Nigerian, in the Nigerian Herbal Pharmacopoeia.
Prof. Wambebe has received numerous scientific achievement and leadership awards and serves in various capacities as a Fellow of the Third World Academy of Science, WHO Expert Panel on Traditional Medicine, a member of an African Task Force on HIV/AIDS Disease and the Editor-in-Chief of Phytomedicine and Therapeutics Journal among many other roles.He has published over 100 articles in neuropharmacology, ethnopharmacology and clinical medicine.His key research findings include the role of endogenous monoamines in sleep mechanisms, etiology of seizures and temperature regulation, involvement of indigenous endogenous family of neuropeptides derived from diazepam binding inhibitor in anxiety disorders.Prof. Wambebe co-founded IBRIA in 2001 as a major commitment to building African capacity for clinical trials and for traditional medicinal product development. >> Read more ...
Sacred Earth Newsletter - Spring 2009, 31 Dec 2005 [cached]
It has been labeled "probably the most neglected serious public health disorder in Africa" by Charles Wambebe, chief executive officer of the International Biomedical Research Institute in Abuja, Nigeria.
Prof. Charles Wambebe,PhD, ..., 1 May 2012 [cached]
Prof. Charles Wambebe,PhD, FAS, FAAS, FTWAS,
President/Founder, International Biomedical Research Institute
President/Founder, Abuja, Nigeria.
Presented at Reengage Leadership School, Cape Town, South Africa. 7-10 February, 2012.
Charles O.N. Wambebe, ..., 13 Nov 2014 [cached]
Charles O.N. Wambebe, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Research and Development, Idu-Abuja, Nigeria, for his significant contributions to the understanding of the role of endogenous monoamines and neuropeptides in sleep mechanism, seizures, temperature regulation, anxiety and seizure disorders and in particular for the development of drugs from local plants for the treatment of sickle cell anaemia, peptic ulcer, tropical skin infection and diabetes
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