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African Traditional Medicine Day

African Traditional Medicine Day is held on August 31. This event in the third decade of the month August is annual. Help us Help us 
31 August - African Traditional Medicine Day
Traditional medicine has been the trusted, acceptable, affordable and accessible source of health care for African populations for centuries. Still today, 80% of the continent's population relies on traditional medicine for their basic health needs.
Today marks the World Health Organization (WHO) African Traditional Medicine Day. A day which promotes the important role of Africa’s rich biodiversity of medicinal plants and herbs in improving well-being. The decision to observe such a Traditional Medicine Day was endorsed by the Summit of Heads of State and Government in Maputo in July 2003.
Herbal medicine is a part and parcel of and sometimes synonymous with African traditional medicine. It is the oldest and still the most widely used system of medicine in the world today. It is used in all societies and is common to all cultures.

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