Modern Traditional Medicine Practitioner of Nigeria, MTMPN, Anambra State Chapter has inaugurated different committees to oversee its activities in the twenty-one local government areas of the state.
Correspondent Blessing Dennis reports that the inauguration, which took place in Amawbia, Awka South Local Government Area, was attended by association members from across Anambra State.
In his speech, the national president of the association, Chief Christian Anakwe added that the formation of a new apex body of traditional medicine practitioners has become a necessity following the continuing crisis that has plagued the former.
Also speaking, South East Vice President Chief Hyacinth Ezeugo said he was ready to work with new local government executives, noting that the federal government has shown willingness to work with practitioners of the country’s traditional medicine to promote the country’s health sector.
Addressing the assembly, the chairman of the MTMPN working group, Mr. John Ibeka, said that the association had supported the development of traditional medicines, assisted regulatory agencies in different fields, as well as the strengthening of staff capacity in traditional, complementary and alternative medicine.
On his part, the President of MTMPN for Orumba North, Mr. Gerald Okpala, explained that there is great benefit in studying the analysis of the situation of traditional medicine in Nigeria, although he added that the Publication of the Nigerian Traditional Medicine Pharmacopoeia will help build a better health environment in the country.
In their various remarks, the Chairman, Police Campaign Against Worship and Other Vices, Prince Donatus Orjika and Anambra State Secretary of MTMPN, Mr. Patrick Ifeonu commended the association for the bold decision to inaugurate new functional committees and urged them to work tirelessly. to achieve the set objectives.