The cooperation between traditional and conventional medicine, Mali

We witness the cooperation between traditional and conventional medicine in the Republic of Mali.

Delving into the intricate world of traditional medicine, we meet a traditional healer in Bandiagara in Mali, whose trade includes curing headaches, malaria and rheumatism. However his speciality is removing evil spirits from his patients bodies.

Rather than contradict the centuries old traditional practices, the Malian government created the Regional Centre for Traditional Medicine in 1986, with support from Italy. This centre provided the training and framework for traditional practitioners and assimilated them within the more conventional forms of medicine practice whilst maintaining their core traditional values.

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