The decision to observe an African Traditional Medicine Day follows an adoption in 2000 of a resolution on promoting the role of traditional medicine in health systems, a strategy for the African regions Health Ministers requesting the institution of a day in the WHO calendar for observance by member States. Hence, ‘Traditional Medicine; Its Role In The Fight Against HIV/AIDS’ was the theme of the 3rd edition of African Traditional Medicine Day commemorated August 31, 2005 as declared by WHO.
The impact of HIV/AIDS has provoked those in the medical field to seek possible solutions to combat the disease. While Researchers, Orthodox Medical Practitioners have been doing their part and till date they still profess they have gotten no head way with regards to the cure, African Traditional Medical Practitioners have also been concern.
One of such Tradi- Medical Practitioner who has carried out extensive research with regards to the cure of HIV/AIDS is Dr Fru Richard, an Advocate of African Traditional Medicine in Cameroon practicing for over twelve years. He is the CEO of Garden of Eden Institute of Natural Medicine Cameroon (GAEINAMED-CAM) with Headquaters in Buea and six clinics in different parts of Cameroon.
He is author of many books and publications on African Traditional Medicine and general health issues. He has been a participant on many programs on the National Radio and Television stations and some private stations during which he aired his views on many issues regarding health. Dr Fru is winner of many awards, most recently the National Press Award for Exellence 2007, as Cameroon's number 1 and Most Reliable Traditional Medical Practitioner. This award was presented by The Watchdog and he has also attended AIDS conferences in Cameroon and abroad.
According to his view on HIV/AIDS, he affirms that HIV/AIDS has been a major cause for concern in the world today and its tentacles have caused a lot of havoc. However, Traditional Medicine over the years has proven ideal in treating viral infections such as small pox, chicken pox, measles, herpes etc, and today WHY NOT HIV? We all know that the best fight for viral infections in the body is the immune system thus, only medications that can detoxify the system, repair damaged cells and tissues and boost the body immunity both naturally and supernaturally are best for tackling HIV/AIDS. The credit goes to traditional medicine, which has all the above mentioned qualities; therefore any drug that would hunt the virus directly would hardly succeed.
He further stated that, we should be aware that, viruses usually invade the system once the immune system is compromised through a number of factors such as; legal or illegal drug intake, excess alcohol consumption, poor nutrition, constant sleep deprivation, pollution, radiation, negative emotional states, low spiritual profile and many other personal health care products.
The most appropriate cure for HIV/AIDS require a reversal of all the health conditions that might have lead to the vulnerability of the individual to the virus, and also respecting all laws of nature by consuming only organic products while avoiding anything acidic.
He then pointed out that, despite the effectiveness of some herbal remedies in the fight against HIV/AIDS many especially the authorities in place still find it difficult to belief in the outcome of our research. I therefore seize this opportunity to solicit for collaboration with Health Organizations and Conventional Medical Practitioners to seek the reality of what we propagate, rather than criticizing and condemning our worth. I hold if this issue can be amended, then the fight against the monster HIV/AIDS plaguing our society would be put under control. Traditional medicine has served our people for a long time. It is our Heritage, Culture and Future. It is our pride and Identity. In fact, it is our way of life.
For more info about Dr Fru visit his website at- www.candastick.org