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Traditional Medicine Talks In Progress

Traditional medicines have found their place in the health sector and are recognised through the new legislation under the National Medicines Products Policy. Fiji Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Services chief pharmacist
11 May 2017 11:00
Traditional Medicine Talks In Progress
Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary Philip Davies, Minister of Health Rosy Akbar with the President Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote at the closing of the National Primary Healthcare Symposium 2017 at Holiday-Inn on May 9th, 2017. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

Traditional medicines have found their place in the health sector and are recognised through the new legislation under the National Medicines Products Policy.

Fiji Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Services chief pharmacist Apolosi Vosanibola, said more works were being done to strengthen the use of traditional medicines.

However, through proper regulations and guidelines, he said.

“We are working with the World Health Organisation on how we are going to strengthen this in the Ministry of Health because we have to look at all our areas in the traditional medicines,” Mr Vosanibola said.

“Not only are we looking at the products, but we will be looking at the practitioners as well and how they will need to regulated,” he added.

He said it was a work in progress with the Ministry of Health and Medical Services.



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