Alternative medicine

Kano State to set up council for traditional and alternative medicine, says Ganduje

Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje said the state government is considering the possibility of establishing a council for traditional and alternative medicine.

The governor also said that the state government will also establish a Department of Traditional Complementary and Alternative Medicine (TCAM) in the Ministry of Health as part of efforts to standardize the practice of traditional medicine.

He made the statement on Wednesday while receiving a delegation from the Federal Ministry of Health led by the director of the Department of Traditional Complementary and Alternative Medicine (TCAM), pharmacist Zainab Ujudud Sharif.


Represented by his deputy and APC gubernatorial candidate, Dr. Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, revealed that the administration is committed to the health of its citizens.

According to him, by taking this laudable initiative, the government will eliminate the charlatans of traditional medicine

The governor added that Kano is blessed with arable land, which makes it easy to grow almost anything medicinal like ginger, cloves, onion, garlic and more.

“The agricultural products exported from Kano in the form of herbs are the best and are of higher quality than those supplied from other countries,” he said.

For her part, Pharmacist Zainab Ujudud Sharif said the purpose of the visit was to encourage the Kano state government to enact a law for the establishment of a council and a department in the Ministry of Health. for TCAM because of its importance to human life.

“Having a TCAM board would help ensure that traditional and alternative medicine is in line with rules and ethical standards,” she said.

She commended the state government for its efforts to provide quality healthcare services to its citizens.