Ethical and regulatory issues surrounding African traditional medicine in the context of HIV/AIDS.

@article{Nyika2007EthicalAR,
  title={Ethical and regulatory issues surrounding African traditional medicine in the context of HIV/AIDS.},
  author={Aceme Nyika},
  journal={Developing world bioethics},
  year={2007},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={
          25-34
        }
}
It has been estimated that more than 80% of people in Africa use traditional medicine (TM). With the HIV/AIDS epidemic claiming many lives in Africa, the majority of people affected rely on TM mainly because it is relatively affordable and available to the poor populations who cannot afford orthodox medicine. Whereas orthodox medicine is practiced under stringent regulations and ethical guidelines emanating from The Nuremburg Code, African TM seems to be exempt from such scrutiny. Although… CONTINUE READING

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