In the last two decades, neglect of traditional medicine has been replaced by renewed focus and a raft of policies and new laws.
The medicinal plants that chimpanzees feed on in the wild could hold the key in dealing with common diseases.
Numerous traditional African medicines are undeniably beneficial in treating disease or maintaining good health.
People with albinism tend to identify with the black rather than the white community. Their physical differences, though, mean they don't fit into either race group.
There's a need for new anti-malarial agents due to some malaria drugs becoming ineffective in the fight against the disease.
African traditional medicine is widely relied on in South Africa but better understanding of its effects are needed for it to be accepted..