Medicinal plants and the associated indigenous knowledge could offer alternatives for women who lack access to modern contraceptives.
Most healers still practice in their houses where there is little privacy. Others use more private backrooms. But these spaces were not designed for the practice of traditional medicine.
Communities who are the custodians of the knowledge associated with African traditional medicinal plants must derive a fair economic return from these natural resources.
In the last two decades, neglect of traditional medicine has been replaced by renewed focus and a raft of policies and new laws.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..