Traditional Medicine as a Synergy to orthodox medicine in Dagbon Area of Ghana

2018 International Journal of Humanities Social Sciences and Education  
In this regard, the role of the health sector is to improve human capital -"create wealth through health" -and to develop and implement proactive policies to ensure the health and vitality of The health status of a country's population affects the condition of the workforce, which determines production, while poor health has a serious impact on the education of children. Improving health would therefore result in significant savings on health care costs as a result of reducing the burden of
more » ... ract: Utilization of traditional medical therapy dates back into antiquity; virtually, every culture in the world has relied on it to treat/prevent one ill-health or another. Despite the current advances in conventional health care, traditional medicine (TRM) use continues to upsurge at both local and global scales. In this research work, qualitative and quantitative method (mixed method) approach was used to study traditional medicine as synergy to orthodox medicine at Dagbon area of Ghana. The research problem was that orthodox medicine alone has failed to control the burden of double disease pandemic in Northern Ghana. Results of the study showed that Traditional medicine as synergy to orthodox medicine will make health care delivery in Dagbon area more of a success..
doi:10.20431/2349-0381.0507016 fatcat:27lusptdvfgfzf2diouzy74kna