Welcome to PROMETRA International

The Association of the Promotion of Traditional Medicine

PROMETRA is an international NGO headquartered in Dakar, Senegal, established in 1971. Our purpose is to preserve African traditional medicine, culture and indigenous science through research, education, advocacy and practice. We work to improve the health and well being of global communities through the use of quality traditional medicine and indigenous science, and building bridges between modern and traditional systems of healthcare.

A most important fact

~85 % of all persons in sub Saharan Africa receive their health care and health education from traditional healers