African Day of Traditional Medicine
Many countries have mobilized for the African Day of Traditional Medicine. Following the example of the DRC, a conference called by the House of Artemisia in Goma on 31 August brought together Traditional Medicine practitioners, nurses, doctors, pharmacists and other actors on the vocation of Traditional Medicine.
Artemisia afra and Artemisia annua were at the heart of the debate!
Accustomed for centuries to using aromatic and medicinal plant-based remedies to treat the population, Traditional Medicine is now taught at the University.
40 African countries have a policy on medicines derived from the Traditional Pharmacopoeia.
There are more than 34 research institutes dedicated to medicines from the Traditional Pharmacopoeia including Artemisia.
The news website, Les Volcans news.net reported on this day.