Ghana moves to regularize traditional medicine practice

Ghana's Traditional Medicine Practice Council (TMPC) is taking steps to clamp down on illegal practitioners in the industry, local media reported Tuesday.

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healing herbs on wooden table, herbal medicine
healing herbs on wooden table, herbal medicine

The TMPC taskforce has seized traditional medicines and closed don shops for various offenses, the state-run Ghanaian Times reported.

healing herbs on wooden table, herbal medicine
healing herbs on wooden table, herbal medicine
Torgbui Yaka, Registrar of the TMPC, said the council, an agency of the Ministry of Health, was mandated to check medicines sold by the practitioners and their licenses.

He said the taskforce detected expired licenses and sales of both traditional and orthodox medicines.

Yaka urged practitioners operating without licenses to regularize their activities with the council by April 11.
He also appealed to the public to support the TMPC to stamp out quack traditional medicine practitioners.

Denis Klintings, Pubic Relations Officer of the Council, said the health ministry was taking steps to integrate traditional and alternative medicine into a national healthcare delivery system, and called on the public to boycott illegal traditional medicine practices. Endittem

Source: Xinhua

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