Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) in collaboration with Zakithi Mkhize, aka @blackgirl.scientist, present the second episode in AHRI’s virtual science café series.

In celebration of African Traditional Medicine Day on 31 August, we sat down with AHRI faculty member and traditional medicine expert Prof Nceba Gqaleni. Prof Gqaleni is a member of the WHO (African Regional Office) expert advisory committee on traditional medicine for Covid-19, part of the task team drafting SA’s policy on African traditional medicine, and is project leader of the KwaZulu-Natal IK-based healthy lifestyle strategy to fight Covid-19 and beyond. He is also an advisor to the KZN MEC for Health on traditional medicine. At AHRI, Prof Gqaleni works to help fast-track the research and development of traditional medicines against Covid-19, HIV and non-communicable diseases.

In this episode, Prof Gqaleni shares his knowledge on the role of traditional medicine during the time of Covid-19, as well as information about the effective use of traditional medicine in general.