Preclinical and clinical research

The type of research we undertake aims to scientifically validate the role traditional medicine(s) in health care. To achieve this, the following objectives guide our research:

  • To generate evidence to strengthen strategies for genuine engagement and trust between traditional health practitioners, modern health practitioners and researchers;
  • To improve the evidence base for safety, efficacy and quality of traditional medicines;
  • To strengthen the infrastructure and human resource capacity for traditional medicine research;
  • To generate evidence to inform integration of traditional medicine into the national healthcare system;
  • To facilitate documentation and protection of indigenous health knowledge.


Health Systems Research and Policy on Traditional Medicine

  • We conduct research that will strengthen the traditional and public health care system and TM policy