April 20, 2017 by Staff Reporter
Minister of Health, Dr. Peter Kumpalume said traditional medicines are important and that the country’s fore- fathers used traditional medicines to cure themselves from diseases before the adopting the scientific ones.
President Professor Peter Mutharika Tuesday commended Peoples Republic of China for its intention to promote traditional medicine having signed a Memorandum of Understand with Ministry of Health.
Mutharika said this at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe when he held an audience with Chinese vice Minister for National Health and Family Planning Commission, Wang Juoqiang.
Said Mutharika; “The MoU signed today will assist the country in developing traditional medicines at Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) and College of Medicine. The other MoU on Maternal Health which has also been signed will help to ensure that no woman loses her life during child birth.”
Mutharika said since Malawi established bilateral relationship with China, there has been a number of benefits the country has realized from the friendship.
He said apart from health support, China has assisted Malawi in its infrastructure developments.
“This year Malawi and China will be celebrating 10 years…
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