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 former grantee of  UNDP, Ford Foundation and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


August 9 is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Background By resolution 49/214 of 23 December…

PROMETRA International Visits PROMETRA Benin

Support for Way of Remembering PROMETRA International…

PROMETRA International Celebrates Africa Day 2019

All of the national chapters of the PROMETRA International…

PROMETRA USA hosts Fulbright Scholars

PROMETRA USA hosts Fulbright Scholars PROMETRA USA in partnership…

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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