Lagos Trains Traditional Doctors On HIV/AIDS Treatment

Lagos State Government has concluded a two-day training programme for traditional medicine practitioners in the state on how to manage and offer treatment for six priority diseases in West Africa using traditional herbs prescription method.

Traditional medicine practitioners have been trained in Lagos State on how to treat six priority diseases including Malaria, Hypertension, Diabetes, Sickle Cell Anemia, HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis.

One of the resource persons for the training, Dr Bunmi Omoseyindemi said that the training exercise was part of the West Africa Health Organization’s (WAHO) plan to further stem the spread of the diseases.

He explained that the method of traditional medical care that participants were exposed to, are those with scientific backing and are well researched by renowned scientists.

He added that their activities would be done in conjunction with orthodox medicine practitioners, especially in the areas of medical analysis and laboratory test to diagnose the nature and intensity of the ailment, Vanguard reports.

The training programme which started in Alimosho area is said to be planned for all the divisions to incorporate all traditional practitioners.