Is there a role for trado-medicine in the Nigerian health sector? (14)

5 January, 2019

I agree with Neil on this topic. The use of traditional therapy for pain or some other subjective mental health issues is understandable to some extent. That may include the placebo effect as seen in modern pharmaceutical research.

However, as far as dealing with diseases caused by acute or chronic bacterial and viral infections, metabolic dysfunction, malignant growth, any condition requiring surgery, contraception etc. modern allopathic medicine is the best way to go. Research and data to prove the efficacy of any treatment are essential.

What active ingredients are present in a traditional therapy and their mode of action must be established before any claim of their benefits are made.



Dr. Shabina Hussain

Mount Lake Terrace, WA


HIFA profile: Shabina Hussain is an independent global health consultant and is based in the USA. Professional interests: Maternal & Child Health, Family Planning, Reproductive & Sexual Health, women's rights, survival of girl child, poverty eradication, Prevention of Infectious diseases. hussain.shabina AT