Saturday, January 18, 2014

Cameroon:Garden of Eden Naturopathic Institute of West-Africa to go operational in October

By Christopher Ambe
Dr.Fru publicly advocating use of natural medicine
The Garden of Eden Naturopathic Institute of West-Africa (GENIWA), other wise called the Institute of Candology, headquartered in Buea with a branch in Bamenda, will go operational come October 2014, according to its Executive Director Richard Fru, Doctor of Naturopathy (ND) from the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines (IBAM).

   Dr. Fru .who has over 18 years in research in natural medicines and has won several awards to that effect initially programmed the take off of GENIWA this January.

   But its  postponement to October, The Recorder learned, is intended to ensure that everything is put in place for the institute to meet international standards.

Banking on the revelation by the World Health Organization (WHO) that more than 80 % of Africans depend on traditional/natural medicines for their health care needs, Dr.Fru said there is that urgent need to have institutes of natural medicines, a justification for the creation of GENIWA.

  “GENIWA will advocate the importance and use of natural therapy; we will broaden and propagate the knowledge of holistic healing.

“We will teach and train students Natural Medicine (NM) in order to enhance competence, professionalism and cooperation in National Health Care (NHC)

“We are committed to preserving, promoting, protecting, and sharing knowledge of holistic medicine within and out of Africa”, Dr. Fru noted.

The traditional health practitioner further told The Recorder: “Our priority is to increase awareness of natural therapies. It is our goal to ease the understanding of methodologies…

 “GENIWA is also working to make natural medicine affordable and accessible. In fact, we are working to bring humankind back to nature!”

   One of the reasons that have pushed Dr.Fru to establish GENIWA is to check charlatanism in the practice of traditional/natural medicine especially in Cameroon.

 He said he various courses to be offered by GENIWA and admission requirements will soon be public knowledge

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