Category: Health & Lifestyle Created on Thursday, 24 May 2012 10:16 Published Date Written by GNA Hits: 564
Mampong-Akuapem (E/R), May 24, GNA - Aponche Memorial Herbal Clinic, which specialises in the use of herbs to treat bone fractures, dislocations and other bone related problems, is to collaborate with Mampong Centre for Research into Plant Medicine (CRPM).
This will facilitate the transformation of the facility into a global centre of excellence in herbal medicine.
The clinic, which is based in Tema Community five, with branches at Pipe Ano-Tanokrom in Takoradi in the Western Region and Taxi Rank, Swedru in the Central Region also treat other diseases like malaria, jaundice, typhoid, body pains, rheumatic pains, sexual weakness and abdominal pains.
This came to light during the preliminary talks of the Board and Management of Aponche Clinic and the CRPM at Mampong-Akuapem in the Eastern Region, which was expected to lead to eventual signing of Memorandum of Understanding between the two institutions.
Speaking at the meeting, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Aponche Clinic, Mr Kwasi Afriyie-Badu called on the CRPM to take the lead in the establishment of a magazine to talk about the use of herbs in the country.
He said the Aponche Clinic would like to be an outlet for the sale of the herbal drugs of the Centre and would also provide its herbal preparations for use at the Out Patience Department of the Centre’s Clinic.
He said if herbal medicine is developed and standards are set, many people would use herbal medicine in the country and attract others from foreign countries.
Mr Afriyie-Badu said Aponchche clinic is in talks with a whole sale dealer for the purchase of herbal preparations for sale in Togo and Benin.
Mr Alfred Ampomah Appiah, the Deputy Director of CRPM said Ghana has the potential to develop herbal medicine to earn foreign exchange.
He said the major challenge facing the development of herbal medicine is the unwillingness of herbal practitioners to give out their knowledge on herbs and called for the extension of the intellectual property law to cover herbs.
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