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Traditional medicine without the quacks
Costly, modern health services are out of reach of most people in the Republic of Congo, so many rural dwellers consult traditional healers and use medicinal plants for health problems. The government of the Republic of Congo is planning to tap into this vast resource by implementing a public health strategy in which traditional cures complement Western medicine, according to this article by IRIN News.
Contributed on:6/19/2007 2:23:52 AM By: Science and Development Network

Traditional medicine without the quacks
Costly, modern health services are out of reach of most people in the Republic of Congo, so many rural dwellers consult traditional healers and use medicinal plants for health problems. The government of the Republic of Congo is planning to tap into this vast resource by implementing a public health strategy in which traditional cures complement Western medicine, according to this article by IRIN News.
Contributed on:6/19/2007 2:22:06 AM By: Science and Development Network

Training seminar in Natural Medicine in MUSOMA
Training seminar in Natural Medicine in Musoma- Tanzania (by Lake Victoria). The swahili seminar will commence with supper on 24th February 2008, and conclude with breakfast on March 2nd. The English seminar will commence with supper on 9th March 2008, and conclude with breakfast on March 16th. The venue for both seminars is the small town of Musoma by Lake Victoria.
Contributed on:5/29/2007 6:49:58 AM By:

Herbsman claims kidney cure
A traditional medicine-man, Dr. Dan Njau, early this week claimed to have developed a traditional medicine which can cure kidney complications.
Contributed on:4/16/2007 2:36:07 AM By: Admin
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Indigenous Knowledge for Development - A framework for action
The main premise of this paper is that the vision of a truly global knowledge partnership will be realized when people in the developing countries participate as contributors and users of knowledge. The paper explains why indigenous knowledge plays a great role in the development activities of the World Bank and its development partners.
Contributed on:2/15/2007 6:28:03 AM By: World Bank Africa IK
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Preserving indigenous knowledge for food security in Tanzania
For many years, the Maasai and Barbaig pastoralists of Tanzania have used their extensive knowledge of livestock and biodiversity to sustain themselves across changing environmental conditions. Women play a significant role in the application and preservation of this indigenous knowledge, which centres on maintaining animal health, foraging plants and managing pastoral lands.
Contributed on:6/17/2006 7:32:32 AM By: id21- Communicating Development Research

Making the MDGs Relevant for Indigenous Peoples
Even within successful countries, there are pockets where poverty and hunger are persistently high and which will not share the fruits of economic growth. Particular groups of people suffer higher overall incidence of poverty and hunger, including children, female-headed households, indigenous and tribal peoples and landless populations.
Contributed on:3/7/2006 7:34:50 AM By: Admin

Malaria herb now turns top cash crop
Malaria herb now turns top cash crop - Tanzania is increasingly emerging as a major source of artemesinin,a key ingredient in the new generation of anti-malarias,which the World Health Organization (WHO) says are the key to fighting the killer fever.The new, and highly effective, dual therapy is based on an ancient Chinese herbal remedy. It is now known as Artemesinin Combination Therapies (ACTs), currently the most effective treatment against malaria.
Contributed on:9/22/2005 2:41:16 AM By: Admin

Indigenous vegetables in Tanzania - Significance and Prospects
African indigenous vegetables are considered valuable because of their nutritional value and danger of extinction. They play a significant role in food security for the under privileged in urban and rural settings. This study refers to crop species genuinely native to a region. These indigenous vegetables play an important role in Tanzania’s health sector, diets and as income source. This importance is however threatened due to extinction of the genetic resources of the species.
Contributed on:8/15/2005 4:42:23 AM By:

Contributed on:4/14/2005 10:36:20 AM By: Open Knowledge Network

Entarehe yeirungu- Dawa ya kutibu vidonda
Contributed on:10/19/2004 3:14:11 AM By: INADES FORMATION TANZANIA
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Mseda-Dawa ya kuhifadhia nafaka
Contributed on:10/19/2004 12:02:36 AM By: INADES FORMATION TANZANIA
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Majani na mbegu ya bangi ya mbwa (Kwa ajili ya kuhifadhi nafaka)
Bangi ya mbwa,Huota kama gugu.Mmea mzima una harufu kali isiyopendwa na wadudu wengi.
Contributed on:10/18/2004 9:20:23 AM By: INADES FORMATION TANZANIA
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Majivu ya Mabaki ya Mmea wa Maharage (kwa ajili ya kuhifadhi nafaka)
Majivu ya mabaki ya mmea wa maharage
Contributed on:10/18/2004 9:04:05 AM By: INADES FORMATION TANZANIA
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Majivu ya magunzi ya mahindi (Kwa ajili ya kuhifadhi nafaka)
Kuzuia; Scania katika mahindi au maharage
Contributed on:10/18/2004 8:59:30 AM By: INADES FORMATION TANZANIA
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