26 February 2013

Angola: Fometra Backs Creation of Medicinal Plant Industry

Luanda — The Representative of Forum of Traditional Medicine in Angola (FOMETRA), Avó Kitoko Maiavanga Tuesday defended the need for setting up of a medicinal plant industry for the production of drugs in the country in order to ensure an effective cure.

Kitoko Maiavanga was speaking at the Scientific Event taking place in Luanda on Importance of Medicinal Plants and the Role of Traditional Medicine in Angola.

According to him, the activity, running until 28 February, under the motto " Medicinal Plants in the Light of Therapeutic for Sustainable Development", will lead to greater reflection to take forward the file of cultural heritage of medicinal plants.

He said that FOMETRA continues awaiting the response from government on the creation of laboratory of medicinal plants.

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