Luanda – The practice of traditional medicine and other additional actions, used fundamentally in many regions of the country to treat certain illness, has been serving also to promote public health in the populations, reaffirmed Monday in Luanda, the therapist
Kitoco Mayavanga “Avó Kitoco”.
The statement of the chairman of the Traditional Medicine Forum in Angola (FMTA), Avó Kitoco, was made in the capital city, on the fringe of the first National Conference on Traditional Medicine and Additional Practices, under the topic “The retrieval and valuing of
Safe Traditional Medicine, for the service of health”.
At the event, held in Belas Conference Centre, the traditional therapist considered that such traditional practices and other popular healing actions “are complementary to modern medicine, especially in rural areas” for countries with few services in the health sector.
However, Avó Kitoco said, some countries have included Traditional Medicine in their national health system, given the efficiency and safety in the use of medicine of plant origin, roots, other goods and products.