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INSTITUTE OF TRADITIONAL MEDICINE & TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE

The institute is the central platform that provides the ideal vehicle to validate traditional medicines, develop new product formulations through research, process the traditional medicines, aggressively market the products, and create awareness and credibility of traditional medicines through research publications, books and other forms of marketing material..

History of Traditional Knowledge

In some Asian and African countries, up to 80% of the population relies on traditional medicine for their primary health care needs.

Our View

We are of the view that this is not only detrimental to the community at large but adversely affects the broader application of traditional knowledge and its integration into the health care system of South Africa

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Challenges

However the challenge remains that these medicines and/or supplements have not been validated through a comprehensive scientific or clinical study, and as a consequence its broader application is restricted.

Credibility

Furthermore, we are of the view that this lack of credibility will in the long term result in the loss of large parts of this vital knowledge that will be tragic for such a proud tradition.

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Partnerships

It is in this context that the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) in partnership with the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) to establish the Institute of Traditional Knowledge & Traditional Medicines in 2016. The purpose of the Institute is to assist traditional healers from the local community, regionally and nationally to:

Duties

1. Assess their formulations:
2. Have it clinically validated in collaboration with the local clinics and the VUT;
3. Have their formulations scientifically validated with the assistance of the VUT;
4. Assist traditional healers in cultivating and processing their formulations;
5. Engage with distributors and market their formulations/ products for sale.

OUR AWESOME TEAM

One of the most fulfilling things in a workplace is to get a dedicated team of individuals who are highly self-motivated, who drive the vision of any program to greater heights.

Dr. J. Molete

Executive Director

Mr L. Coetzee

Board of Directors

Prof. Dzvimbo

Board of Directors

Dr. T. Qwebani-Ogunleye

Project Manager

Dr. F. Mthunzi

Technical Manager

Prof. M. Pinkoana

Clinical Manager

Ms M. Tlale

Administrator (Secondee)

Mr. H. van der Merwe

Operations Manager

Mrs B. Matsoso

Clinician

Mr. D. Zharare

Accountant

Address

VUT Southern Gauteng Science & Technology Park,
Sebokeng
VanderbijlPark
South Africa

Contacts

Email: info@dihlare.com                 Phone: +27 (0) 16 930 5062           Fax: +27  (0) 16 930 5001
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