Minister advocates for inclusion of African Traditional Medicine in curricula of health sciences

Chinedu Ojobo
The honorable minister of state, Health, Senator Adeleke O. Mamora, has said that the integration of African traditional and complementary medicine into the curricula of health science in medical school in Nigeria will bring enormous health, economic and  social benefits.
Mamora, made this at Press briefing in Abuja, to mark the 2019 African Traditional Medicine day celebration, organized by the Federal Ministry of health, Department of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines (TCAM), With the theme ‘integration of traditional medicine in the curricula of health science students in university in the African region.
The three days event showcased the Nigerian traditional medicine practice, products and documentation.
The Minister encourages unity, co-operation, and collaboration among the health workers, emphasizing that all are labourers in the vine yard of health, and health care is a team event where everybody has a role to play.
He also congratulated the Federal Ministry of Health, National Universities Commission (NUC). Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON), National agency for food drugs and administration control (NAFDAC), National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research, Traditional Medicine Practitioners, Nigeria Natural Medicine development agency,  National Council for Arts and Culture, for their roles toward promoting the integration of traditional medicine into the health care delivery system.

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