Multi-disciplinary University Traditional Health Initiative (MUTHI): Building Sustainable Research Capacity on Plants for Better Public Health in Africa

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Contract/Grant agreement number
: 266005
EC contribution
: € 1,992,045.00
: 48 months
Starting date
: 01/01/2011
: Quality controlled traditional medicines, Methods for clinical evaluation of herbal remedies, Research capacity development, Network formation between African research laboratories.
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It is recognised that research must be a basis for better health throughout Africa (ref. e.g. Global Ministerium Forum on Research for Health, Bamako 2008, Beijing declaration 2008). As a consequence, the building of research capacities in the African continent that will set good standards for the development of improved health security and systems in the future has been put forward as a priority. In several African countries western medicine is not widely available, and the WHO has recognised the role of traditional medicine and its practitioners in primary health care as important for obtaining better health for the African population..

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