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WHO says traditional medicine key to easing Africa’s disease burden

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | African countries should harness traditional medicine that has proved effective in the management and cure of ailments afflicting the continent’s population, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said on Wednesday. WHO Regional Director for Africa Matshidiso Moeti underscored the critical role of herbal medicine in lessening …

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Gov’t to conduct clinical trials on traditional herbs in Bushenyi

Bushenyi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dr. Monica Musenero, the Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation has said that the government plans to set up a clinical trial centre at Rukararwe Partnership Workshop for Rural Development in Bushenyi district. Rukararwe is a Non-Governmental Organization that was established in 1986, and among …

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Zimbabweans seek traditional medicine amid pandemic

Harare, Zimbabwe | XINHUA | With the costs for formal health care skyrocketing at the backdrop of an economic crisis that has seen inflation skyrocketing to more than 700 percent, many Zimbabweans are resorting to traditional medication. Amos Kafera, a Zimbabwean traditional healer from Chitungwiza, a dormitory town south of …

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President yet to assent to Traditional Medicines Act

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has said that President Yoweri Museveni is yet to assent to the Traditional and Complementary Medicines Act, 2019, a year since it was passed by parliament. The Act was passed on 5th February 2019, and it among others …

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