Luapula Province Permanent Secretary Dr Buleti Nsemukila has called on scientists in the country to continue doing research on Traditional Zambian Medicines.
The Permanent Secretary says Traditional Herbal Medicine is an important field which scientist should not be ashamed to research on saying countries like China has already taken Traditional Medicine as the centre for health provision in their country.
The Permanent Secretary said this when he met a team from the Tropical Diseases Research Centre in Nchelenge District during his tour of the district.
And Tropical Diseases Research Centre Board Secretary Martha Tembo has disclosed that plans are underway to set up a Traditional Medicine Research Center in Mununga Chiefdom in Nchelenge District.
Ms Tembo says her organization has already acquired 100 hectare of land in Chief Mununga’s Chiefdom and that all that the organization is waiting for is a conveyance for the land to start the project.
Meanwhile Tropical Diseases Research Centre Public Relations Officer Edna Simbayi disclosed that the organization will invest in research for both Zambian and Chinese Traditional Medicines