Deforestation Threatens Traditional/Modern Medicines Future

CONTINUED depletion of vegetation for industrial, domestic and agricultural purposes, poses a great threat to the existence of traditional and scientific medicines, as they both rely heavily of biodiversity for medical sources, a top Traditional medicines practitioner has said. By Michael Gwarisa In an interview with HealthTimes, Zimbabwe National Practitioners  (ZINIPA) founding President, Mr  Friday Chishanyu said the destruction of vegetation was forcing traditional medicines practitioners to travel long distances in search of medicines. “The issue of deforestation is not affecting traditional medicines alone but both scientific and traditional medicines practices…

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Gvt Should Invest In Traditional Medicine Training

TRADITIONAL Medical Practitioners Council (TMPC) Board Chairperson, Mr Friday Chishanyu says there is need for government to invest as well as provide infrastructure for traditional medicine training amidst indications that not less than 80 percent of Zimbabwe’s population rely on traditional medicines. By Michael Gwarisa In an interview on the side-lines of the a traditional medicines symposium in Harare, Mr Chishanyu said traditional medicine could play a pivotal role in eliminating some health challenges the country is battling with as it has some proven and workable solutions which have been…

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