Traditional medicine gains ground in African universities
SciDev.Net, 15 September 2011

LONDON, UK: The number of African countries with national policies on traditional medicine increased almost fivefold between 2001 and 2010, according to a progress report on the decade of traditional medicine in the African region. The report was launched at the 61st session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for Africa, held from 29 August to 2 September 2011, in Yamoussoukro, Côte d’Ivoire. The report also found that the number of countries with strategic plans for traditional medicine increased from zero to 18 in the same period, and those with national regulatory frameworks rose from one to 28, while some African universities have incorporated traditional medicine into the curricula for medical and pharmacy students. Read the article … Download the Progress Report on Decade of Traditional Medicine in the African Region [pdf] …

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