The Ethnomedicine Practitioners Association of South Africa (EPASA)
For over two decades, my colleagues and I have worked tirelessly at establishing educational institutes for the training of Ethnomedicine Practitioners. This pioneering work has established curriculums for many of the faculties of Ethnomedicine available today in South Africa. The hard work has finally culminated in the accreditation of several institutes that provide the high standards of sustainable education that are required by the profession.
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African traditional medicine is a mainstay of primary health care for the majority in Africa. The World Health Organisation research showed that 70% to 80% of the population of emerging economics has always relied on resources within their environment to survive. Plants, minerals and animals constitute the major natural resources used by humankind for prevention, curative and rehabilitative health in Africa. As in many other continents, these resources have been in use for tens of thousands of years by traditional health practitioners (THP’s) who acquire their knowledge and skills through observation, spiritual revelation, personal experience, training and direct information from their predecessors.more about Ethnomedicine