Zambian scientist called upon to research in traditional medicine

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SEX BOOSTERS UP FOR SALE! Scores of men and women flocked to the stand where sex boosters were being sold to enquire about and buy the traditional medicines at the on-going Copperbelt Mining, Agriculture and Commercial Show in Kitwe
SEX BOOSTERS UP FOR SALE! Scores of men and women flocked to the stand where sex boosters were being sold to enquire about and buy the traditional medicines at the on-going Copperbelt Mining, Agriculture and Commercial Show in Kitwe

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

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7 COMMENTS

  1. Traditional medicine is just snake oil for the weak-minded.

    Shameful that a Zambian parliamentarian can encourage such.

    #ashamedzambian

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    • Why PF fired spokesperson Kampamba declined to say that her government is not in interested in witchcraft research? What’s Mununga known for, not witchcraft?

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    • It’s not a bad idea have seen people getting healed with traditional medicine…. We can make it I remember way back when I experienced stomach upsets they used to give me stomach upsets.

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  2. This is a good move. Let’s try to research further about our ancestral medicines. Indeed how did we manage to brush our teeth with ‘umuswaki’ from a muchenja tree as opposed to the current poisonous Pepsodents and Colgates? Zambia please go ahead, let’s manufacture even our own toothbrushes than bringing in Chinese rubbish

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  3. So we have scientist in Zambia? Is there anything notable that they have done to contribute to the world of science? Just a question

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  4. Its been long over due. Research in Traditional meds is a neglected field which can be a multimillion dollar industry. China is an example. South African universities like University of Zululand and University of Kwazulu Nataal have invested heavily in this type of research. Way to go.

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