Health Management

Indigenous plants might provide malaria cure

The Indigenous Knowledge System unit at the Medical Research Council, headed by Dr Gilbert Matsabisa has identified two plants that might provide a cure for malaria. At this stage the researchers don’t wish to name the plants but they are optimistic that they will prove to be suitable candidates for a “permanent cure”. In this audio report Dr Matsabisa also emphasises the need to work with traditional healers to allow scientists to find out more about traditional medicines.

This audio report is in Xhosa.

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Thandeka Teyise