Monica Musenero, the Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation has said
that the government plans to set up a clinical trial centre at Rukararwe
Partnership Workshop For Rural Development in Bushenyi district.
Rukararwe is a Non-Governmental Organization that was established in 1986, and,
among several other activities, promotes the use of traditional medicine and
conserves the environment.
an exhibition of traditional herbalists for the Western Region, Musenero said
that the centre presents a unique place where the trials can be conducted, citing the adequate infrastructure and plant species.
She says that
they are currently working on protocols and discussing with the World Health
Organization-WHO about the possibility of any drugs that go through the centre can
be accepted at the international level.
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Bitarabeho, the Chairperson of Rukararwe says the traditional herbalists in Greater
Bushenyi value the preservation of culture and traditions.
Rukararwe has invested a lot of knowledge, time, and money in conducting
different local and international research in traditional herbal medicine.
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He says that
the garden of herbal plants has been turned into a study centre by different students
from across the country.
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Mukwaya the President of the Uganda Herbalists Association says traditional
herbalists have been lagging behind due to a lack of support from different
stakeholders including the government.
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Nambatya Kyeyune a traditional herbalist says a lot has been done to bring out
the traditional herbal medicine and appreciated making Rukararwe a model centre
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Basajjabala, the LCV Chairperson Bushenyi says Rukararwe deserves to be a
center of excellence for traditional herbs since it is preserving the
endangered tree species from the forest reserves.