WHO defines traditional medicine as the sum total of the knowledge, skill, and practices based on the theories, beliefs, and experiences indigenous to different cultures, whether explicable or not, used in the maintenance of health as well as in the prevention, diagnosis, improvement or treatment of physical and mental illness. 

WHO Traditional Medicine Stragegy 2014 -2023

Who We Are

PROMETRA was established in 1971, and is an international NGP headquartered in Dakar, Senegal, who purpose is to preserve African traditional medicine, culture and indigenous science through research, education, advocacy and practice.

What We Do

PROMETRA International conducts scientific research, hosts international conferences and cultural exchanges, publishes a quarterly bilingual journal entitled Medecin Verte, and coordinates a diaspora wide network.

Where We Work

PROMETRA Headquarters are located in Dakar, Senegal. Additionally, PROMETRA  has twenty-eight (28) chapters in Africa, Europe, the Caribbean and USA.


PROMETRA International is international organization recognized by its host country, the Republic of Senegal via an “accord de siege”. It is governed by an international Board of Directors.


PROMETRA collaborates throughout the world, with targeted partners according to its multiple and multi-sectoral objectives