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Learn, study traditional medicine: WHO

Farisha Ahmed suva The World Health Organisation calls on doctors to learn more about and study traditional medicine before recommending any for dengue patients. The WHO said it was the
24 Mar 2014 11:18
Farisha Ahmed
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The World Health Organisation calls on doctors to learn more about and study traditional medicine before recommending any for dengue patients.
The WHO said it was the mandate of each country to establish its own national policy and regulations on traditional medicine. 
“Secondly, WHO encourages member states to understand and recognise the role and potential of traditional medicine in the health care system.” 
The WHO says it encourages doctors to learn and study traditional medicine knowledge and practices.
However it does not recommend people to take pawpaw leaf juice as a dengue cure but to seek medical treatment and take precautionary measures to prevent oneself from becoming a victim. Meanwhile in a bid to collectively address the dengue situation in Fiji, the Ministry of Health, with the assistance of the WHO, carried out an intensive training programme on strengthening clinical response to dengue cases in the country.  The Health Minister, Dr Neil Sharma, pointed out that this training emphasised the Government’s commitment to reduce deaths.
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