Welcome to PROMETRA International

The Association of the Promotion of Traditional Medicine

PROMETRA was established in 1971, and is an international NGO headquartered in Dakar, Senegal, whose purpose is to preserve African traditional medicine, culture and indigenous science through research, education, advocacy and practice.  It works 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 health care. PROMETRA International has twenty-seven  (27) chapters throughout Africa, Europe, the Caribbean and USA and is a grantee of  UNDP, Ford and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

“About 80% of the people in Africa use traditional medicine,  It is for this reason that we must act quickly to evaluate its safety, efficacy, quality and standardization – to protect our heritage and to preserve our traditional knowledge.  We must also institutionalize and integrate it into our national health systems”

Ebrahim Samba
WHO Regional Director for Africa.  5/2002

Message from the President, DR. ERICK V. A. GBODOSSOU

In a hundred years, man has gone from empirical knowledge to conquer space. The technique went fast, too fast and psychological man did not follow. After difficult to understand these so-called “technical progress” that man control also less, it appeared new data that are likely to divert the most logical reasoning, because they cannot fit into any classic conceptual approach.

The Man of the XXI century does not know where he is. The values that justify its existence have collapsed, leaving the unknown on the promontory.

Around the world, science in general and health in particular, are notorious discomfort with questionable behavior and attitudes concern.

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