Is there a role for trado-medicine in the Nigerian health sector? (25) Traditional medicine for care of the umbilicus

11 January, 2019

Dear Neil,

Yes, I think we know that this specific traditional practice of using dung or faeces is harmful. I was referring to the information on the geographical spread and popularity of this practice and the actual damage done (eg infection, hospitalisation). Would be great if we could have more quantitative understanding on this matter.



HIFA profile: Chris received training in basic science, biomedical science, clinical Chinese medicine and public health from the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. He is currently a research clinician based in Hong Kong and has been actively engaged in clinical medicine, clinical trials, basic science research and qualitative research. He had served for Hospital Authority, World Health Organisation, KPMG Advisory and hospitals on research consultancy, medical administration and clinical medicine in Hong Kong and mainland China before his academic engagement.