The Republic of Guinea Bissau held its first National Conference on Modern & Traditional Medicine: An Integrative System on July 7-8, 2016 at the National Institute of Public Health (INASA) of Guinea Bissau. The purpose of the conference was to create an effective health system through the combination of both modern and traditional medicine systems. The meeting was chaired by His Excellency Baciro ADI, Prime Minister of Guinea Bissau.
PROMETRA Guinea Bissau was represented by President Idrissa Biaye. PROMETRA International was represented by Mamadou Diaw who shared the head table with Guinea Bissau Secretary of State for Higher Education and Scientific Research, Bishop of Bissau, President of Caritas Guines Bissau and Secretariat for Hospital Management.
The conference included a display of both modern and traditional medicines. PROMETRA Guinea Bissau had an exhibit booth which displayed traditional medicine products and displays of chapter activities. Current chapter activities include training of traditional healers in the prevention of Zika infections. Conference recommendations included adoption of a law for integration of traditional medicine into the national health care system and a significant investment in knowledge of medicinal plants through applied research.
Read full conference report [English]Rpt Conf Nat Guin Biss MT-MM, July 2016-ANG (2)
Read full conference report [English]Rpt Conf Nat Guin Biss MT-MM, Juillet 2016 (1)
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