Traditional Medicine means the sum of total knowledge and practice on holistic care, recognized and accepted by the community for its role in health delivery and treatment of diseases. Traditional medicine is based on the theory, beliefs, faith and experiences that are indigenous to the different cultures and is developed and handed down from generation to generation. In the African Region, this knowledge is handed down mostly by oral tradition, custom, religious practices and spiritual inspiration.
Our mandate is derive from the Traditional Medical Practitioners Act Chapter 27:14 of 1996 monitored and administered by the Minister of Health and Child Welfare
To become Africa’s leading Council by registering and building capacity of all Traditional Medical practitioners in Zimbabwe in an effort to competitively promote greater and safer use of traditional medical practices.
We are regulating and controlling authority aimed at safer and efficacious traditional medical practices through registering, licensing all traditional medical activities in Zimbabwe.
Flexibility and adaptability
Life long learning
Transparency and fairness
Spirit of devotion
Evidence based practice
To achieve greater confidence and satisfaction from patients in the health delivery service.
To provide standardized, safe, efficacious health care services and products at affordable rates
To register and license traditional medical activities in Zimbabwe
To train Traditional Medical Practitioners in various fields of health
To licence and help establish Traditional Medical Hospitals in Zimbabwe
To preserve cultural based traditional methods of healing during the lifespan of the Council.
The Traditional Medical Practitioners Council is open to associations, organizations, and traditional practitioners who are involved in traditional medicine practices.
CATEGORIES OF TRADITIONAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS
Eastern & Western herbal medicine Distributor
Herbal medicine practitioner
Faith Healing Churches
Traditional Birth Attendant
African Traditional Healers
Traditional herbal medicine ingredient seller
Traditional medicine organizations and associations
Director Traditional Medicine
Phone 263 4 798537-60
Deputy Director Traditional Medicine
Ms C Chiguvare