PERCEPTIONS OF TRADITIONAL HEALERS ON THE
TREATMENT OF DIARRHOEA IN VHEMBE DISTRICT
MUNICIPALITY OF LIMPOPO PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA
Tshivhangwaho Austin Netshivhulana, Ndivhaleni Anox Masevhe,
Milingoni Peter Tshisikhawe and Amidou Samie
University of Venda, South Africa email@example.com
South Africa is one of the few nations that have made significant progress to integrate
traditional and complementary medicine into the legislative framework for health
practitioners. Traditional medicine, represented by approximately 190 000 traditional
health practitioners, has sustained the health of millions of South Africans over centuries.
Background: Bapedi traditional healers play a vital role in the primary health care of rural inhabitants in the Limpopo Province, South Africa. However, literature profiling their social and demographic variables, as well as their traditional healing practices is lacking.
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