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SAHSMI receives visit from members of Langa Traditional Healers Organization                   September 2013

SAHSMI hosted the Langa Branch of the Traditional Healers Organization on the 11th of September, 2013. The visit represented a follow-up engagement and initiation of collaborative efforts . 

The highlights of the visit included an address by Prof Gail Hughes on the need for traditional healers to work together with scientists to better understand the potential of medicinal plants.  

This need was further reiterated during the tour of SAHSMI’s laboratories, where the traditional healers were toured through the scientific processed  involved in  medicinal plant evaluation. In addition, emphasis on the importance of herbal product packaging  was  illustrated .   

Lastly, a demonstration was conducted by Dr. Aboyade and Mr. Braaf in making herbal soap using plant extracts. 

This event demonstrated local community engagement with  the  and knowledge exchange between traditional healers and medicinal plant researchers at UWC SAHSMI.   

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