Lagos, Nigeria – The Traditional Medicine Practitioners (TMP) Lagos Chapter extended a warm courtesy visit to the Director General/Chief Executive of the Nigeria Natural Medicine Development Agency (NNMDA) yesterday, fostering collaboration and furthering the integration of traditional medicine into mainstream healthcare.
The delegation, comprises prominent traditional medicine practitioners from Lagos. The purpose of the visit was to strengthen the relationship between traditional medicine practitioners and the NNMDA, as well as discuss potential avenues for cooperation.
During the meeting, the TMP Chairman expressed gratitude to the Director General/Chief Executive for his continued efforts in promoting traditional medicine and ensuring its recognition as a viable healthcare option. He emphasized the importance of collaboration between traditional medicine practitioners and government agencies to harness the potential of traditional medicine for the benefit of Nigerians.
The Director General/Chief Executive reciprocated the warm gesture and praised the traditional medicine practitioners for their dedication and commitment to preserving Nigeria’s rich traditional healing heritage. He reiterated the agency’s commitment to supporting the growth and development of traditional medicine, noting the valuable role it plays in the overall healthcare system.
Both parties engaged in fruitful discussions on various topics, including research and development, regulation and standardization, and the integration of traditional medicine into the national healthcare framework. They explored ways to promote education and awareness about traditional medicine, as well as the potential benefits of collaborative research projects.
The courtesy visit concluded on a positive note, with TMPs expressing optimism about the future of traditional medicine in Nigeria and the possibilities that lie ahead. The traditional medicine practitioners thanked the Director General/Chief Executive for his warm reception and pledged their continued support in advancing the integration of traditional medicine into mainstream healthcare practices.
The visit served as a testament to the growing recognition and acceptance of traditional medicine in Nigeria, and the commitment of stakeholders to work together towards its advancement. Such collaborations hold the potential to bridge the gap between traditional and modern healthcare systems, providing Nigerians with a holistic and comprehensive approach to their well-being.