Training seminar in Natural Medicine in MUSOMA/TANZANIA (by Lake Victoria)

SWAHILI SEMINAR: The seminar will commence with supper on 24th February 2008, and conclude with breakfast on March 2nd.
Language: only Swahili.

ENGLISH SEMINAR: The seminar will commence with supper on 9th March 2008, and conclude with breakfast on March 16th.
Language: only English.

The venue for both seminars is the small town of Musoma by Lake Victoria. The guest-house is called EPHETA, a wonderful Catholic Retreat Centre directly on the seaside, in Musoma - Makoko. It is situated near to the language school "Maryknoll", about 2 km from Musoma town centre.

Participants from neighbouring countries are welcome. Europeans fly to Nairobi, pay 20 USD for a "transit visa" at the airport (with that you can stay for up to 7 days in Kenya). There are daily bus connections from Nairobi: "Akamba" or "Scandinavian bus" leave Nairobi every evening and arrive in Musoma early in the morning. The bus-fare is around 60 USD return. A visa for Tanzania can be bought either in advance from your embassy or at the border.

Tutors: Dr. Hans-Martin Hirt and others. Registration: Please write to Hans-Martin Hirt (Dr Hans-Martin Hirt, anamed International, Schafweide 77, 71364 Winnenden, Germany. Tel +49 7195 910225. Email:

Fees for the seminar

Week-long seminars: The participation fee for
•African people or expatriates living in Africa is 250 Euro for a one week seminar.
•For people travelling from Europe the price is 500 Euro.

This is an all inclusive price, and includes food, accommodation, books, some seeds, a poster and all seminar materials. Transport costs and any insurance required remains the responsibility of the participant. If participants require more books and posters for their project, they are usually available for sale at a reduced price during the seminar.

Payment of the fees:
The fee should be paid on arrival.
If you sponsor a participant, please pay the fee in advance onto the account that the seminar leader will communicate to you. In that case please inform your sponsored participant that anamed will not pay any transport costs or "allowances" called "per Diem".

The following are important aspects of our seminars:
1. Our emphasis on working at the grass-roots, encouraging and supporting local people in developing and extending the skills they already have.

2. We encourage traditional healers and formal health workers such as doctors and nurses to work together. We help them to recognise the positive contribution that each makes, and encourage them to work out practical ways in which they can cooperate.

3. By introducing Artemisia annua, enabling healers, pastors, missionaries and health workers to become much more independent and successful in their treatment of malaria.

4. After the seminar, participants will be able to treat Malaria effectively with medicinal plants, in particular with Artemisia annua. Each participant will be given seeds and be taught how to grow this delicate but extremely valuable plant. Furthermore, participants will be able to recognise at least 20 other medicinal plants, to produce different soaps, different medicinal oils and ointments, black stones for snake-bites and to use and construct a solar oven, etc

5. It is important that all participants have a commitment both to practising what they learn and to teaching others, for example by conducting a similar seminar in Natural Medicine themselves, at least for a weekend.

6. It must be made clear to all prospective participants that they receive no fees for their attendance.

7. Transport costs must be met by the participants, their employer or sponsor.

8. All participants will work together in practical work and in establishing a garden. They must bring suitable clothes with them for such activities.

9. Participants must attend for the entire programme; to come only on some days is not acceptable.

10. Those participants who are Christians should bring with them a Bible. (Every day starts with an ecumenical devotion, participation in that is voluntary.)

11. All participants should bring plant material of five medicinal plants from their region.

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