Prof. Ogwang Patrick wins an Innovative and Research Award

On 16th November, Prof. Ogwang won an innovative research award from Global Peace Foundation as a result of his outstanding commitment to fight Covid-19 Pandemic using indigenous knowledge and herbal medicine.

Together with partners in Uganda, Global Peace Foundation conducted a countrywide survey and Prof. Ogwang Patrick was identified and recommended as an authority in research and innovation. He was awarded during the National Dialogue on Sustainable Future which took place on 16th November 2022 at Imperial Royale Hotel Kampala.

Prof. Ogwang Patrick is an inventor of COVIDEX, a natural herbal for supportive treatment in the management of viral infections (Covid-19) under his Jena Herbals Uganda Ltd. He is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy in the Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine at Mbarara University of Science and Technology, a Medical Researcher, Entrepreneur and Executive Chairman of Jena Herbals Uganda Limited.

He is also the immediate Past President of the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society of Uganda, a body that governs pharmacists and their practices in Uganda.

Prof. Ogwang’s research focus is on testing, developing and producing medicines from plants based on traditional medicine, knowledge and scientific laboratory evidence.

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