Nigerians React To The Death Of Fatai "Oko Oloyun"
Yesterday, the death of the popular traditional medicine merchant, Fatai "Oko Oloyun" was all over the internet. The man was shot dead while reportedly travelling from Lagos to Iseyin in Oyo State. This news came as a surprise to so many and below are the reactions trailing this unfortunate occurrence: I grew up knowing Oko…
Traditional medicine and cure for malaria
It was very interesting to hear officials of the Federal Government of Nigeria announcing, the other day, the creation of a traditional medicine department in the Ministry of Health to find a cure for malaria.
Neglect of traditional medicine continues
However, despite the huge potential of TM to make Nigeria financially independent, boost primary health care (PHC) services, and ensure Universal Health Coverage (UHC), governments at all levels have continued to neglect the practice.
‘Nigeria can fund 10 years national budget with earnings from traditional medicine’
The stakeholders say if funds are released for research and development of traditional medicine practices and products, the country will cut down the health budget drastically and reduce medical tourism.