Ghanaians love alternative medicine, and they are paying a high price for that devotion. From regular visits to acupuncturists, chiropractors and naturopaths to the daily ingesting of homeopathic remedies, Chinese herbs, and megavitamins, the use of alternative therapies have become a $34 billion-a-year business. 80% percent of Ghanaians use some form of alternative medicine.
In the upcoming lecture, Alternative Medicine: Practice, Legality, Economic Impact, and Education” will take a critical look at the field of alternative medicine and separate fact from myth. Drawing on current research, Dr. Raphael Nyarkotey Obu, a science writer, and alternative medicine researcher will examine popular alternative therapies and discuss the issues of medical ethics involved in alternative medicine, which is a largely unregulated industry under no legal obligation to prove its claims or admit its risks.
Dr. Nyarkotey will also examine the educational pathway of alternative medicine practitioners, practice, and accreditation status of the newly emerging fields in Ghana.
Alternative Medicine: Practice, Legality, Economic Impact and Education
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Behind Ashaiman Municipal Assembly
Guest of Honors:
- Dr (MRS) Anastasia Yirenkyi, acting Director of Traditional and Alternative Medicine Directorate of the Ministry of Health and Member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSGh) and the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP)
- Registrar of Traditional Medicine Practice Council- Torgbui Yaka IV,
- Annabella Adade: Education and Training Coordinator, TMPC
Making decisions about our health is an awesome responsibility, If we’re going to do it, we need to take it seriously. Otherwise we will violate the most basic principle of medicine: first, do no harm. Nyarkotey College of Holistic Medicine is the first holistic Medicine College in Ghana offering professional programs in holistic medicine and has finally completed its accreditation with the government statutory regulating body for traditional and alternative medicine-Traditional Medicine Practice Council of the Ministry of Health. The college is affiliated to Da Vinci College of Holistic Medicine, Larnaca city, Cyperus.
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