"Fate of tailored-made medicine amidst African cultural patrimony" by Jessica Ahedor

"Fate of tailored-made medicine amidst African cultural patrimony" by Jessica Ahedor

June 21, 2022 7 Views

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"Fate of tailored-made medicine amidst African cultural patrimony" by Jessica Ahedor

"Fate of tailored-made medicine amidst African cultural patrimony" by Jessica Ahedor

May 30, 2022 2 Views

The evolution of personalized medicine is gradually gaining momentum in the developed countries around the globe. Its attainment is realized through robust research, health infrastructure, data analysis, skills in bioinformatics and the availability of datasets from the control of disease cohorts. While precision medicine is improving health outcomes and producing result- oriented care for patients in other parts of the world, Africa is lagging behind.

In Africa, most people depend on traditional medicine for their primary health care needs. Contrary to the perception that the practice was evil during the colonial rule, its accessibility, availability, affordability, and cultural acceptance made the practice the preferred option to the conventional therapy. The passage of the herbal medicine practice though not necessarily formal, but embedded in the cultural patrimony of most Africans.

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