The long awaited 2nd Annual traditional Medicine Conference was finally declared open at Hotel Africana on 27th /8th /2014 in Kampala where it is being hosted.
In his opening remarks, the representative of the Minister of Health – Dr Opio Alex thanked THETA and National Chemotherapeutics Institute (NCRI) for organizing the conference that has attracted researchers, Health institutions, learning institutions, traditional and modern health practitioners. He informed the members present that the Ministry of Health in partnership with THETA and NCRI have already tabled a bill before parliament on Indigenous and complementary Medicine which if passed will regulate Traditional Medicine(TM) use and practices in Uganda.
Dr Opio further communicated that in Uganda TM is widely accepted and used. “In our rural areas , most of the people use this health care – it has been transferred from one generation to another and has a vast cultural route” Commissioner at Ministry of Health.
The conference that is running till Friday 29th /Aug/2014 shall be held as Annually.
|A researcher presenting his abstract|
By Thembo Joshua - THETA Uganda -KM Team