By Ahura Mujuni Mark
Traditional healers and herbalists under the umbrella ,the National Council of Traditional healers and Herbalists Association (NACOTHA) have asked parliament to enact a law to regulate their activities.
While addressing journalists at Uganda Media centre on Thursday , Secretary General Dr Karim Musasizi said that traditional leaders are the most accessible to Ugandans yet there is no law to regulate their work.
“The traditional healers’ services are the most accessible to majority of Ugandans. Unfortunately, there is no law to regulate traditional medicine which has affected their activities,” Musasizi said.
He also noted that the Ministry of Health drafted a policy to regulate and improve research in Traditional Medicine in 2008; however, this policy has not been finalized to date yet there is need to regulate their work.
Musasizi calls upon health authorities to support the organization because it has contributed towards fighting for the cause of African traditional medicine.