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World Renowned Herbal Expert, Quincy Ayodele Storms India As Speaker Of Traditional Medicine Global Summit

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Come August 17 and 18, the world will witness yet another wonderful achievement of a remarkable and outstanding personalities who globally popularized herbal products usage, Dr. (Mrs.) Quincy Olasumbo Ayodele, who has been chosen to be among other critical stakeholders in the health sector across the globe to offer her expertise and share experience at the World Health Organization (WHO) Traditional Medicine Global Summit, co-hosted with the Ministry of Ayush, Government of India.

The two-day big event will hold on 17 and 18 of August 2023,

in Gandhinagar, India; and will run simultaneously with the G20 Health Ministerial Meeting of India’s G20 Presidency. Quincy, a celebrity traditional health practitioner, herbal medicine consultant and researcher who is based in Lagos, Nigeria literally needs little or no introduction before getting her place of pride in today’s health business and social big stage both locally and outside the shores of Africa. She is a graduate of the Nigerian College of Natural Medicine, of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology Nigeria. At different policy dialogue when given the opportunity to speak, Quincy often relish her audience with the salient information that Nigeria has over 8,000 plant species with numerous benefits in ethno-medicine and ethno-pharmacy and it is being used either wholly or in combination with modern drugs.

According to her, ”the history of traditional medicine practices in Nigeria has been rooted in its variety of cultural heritage. Over the years, Nigeria has appreciated the enormous benefits and considered decisive approaches in building the workforce capacity to deliver traditional medicine services.

”In the pursuit of excellence for capacity building in delivering effective traditional medicine in Nigeria, a lot of strategies have been implemented which include;

Capacity building and Training: The introduction of some courses in traditional medicine to students of pharmacy undergraduate within the context of ethnopharmacology. Moreover, a Center for Research in Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CRTCAM) was established in 2017. The center works in collaboration with the Nigeria Council of Physician of Natural Medicine (NCPNM) and other traditional medical practitioners.

”Recognition and Regulation: The government of Nigeria has established associations like:

(a) National Association of Nigerian Traditional Medicine Practitioners as the umbrella body for Traditional Medicine Practice. (b) Traditional Complementary and Alternative Medicine Department (TCAMD) within the federal ministry of health to supervise traditional medicine practices, Practitioners and products.

”Research: The lack of more advance researches has led to mistrust about the safety and potency of traditional medicine. However, herbal products for the treatment of sickle-cell disease has been developed by Esoma Herbal Research Institute and Neimeth, based in Abuja which has produced significant efficacy due to the reduction in severity and frequency of the crises and even products like sugar killer 911 produced by Quincy Herbals in Lagos has been showed to be effective in balancing blood sugar level.

”Cultural Switch and Urbanization: Owing to the increase in urbanization and modernisation in Nigeria, there tends to be a decline in interest in dependence on traditional medicine services.

”Public Enlightenment and Awareness: Awareness education and campaigns are being implemented like African Traditional Medicine Day which is celebrated on August 31 every year to enhance acceptance by the public to seek more traditional medicine services.

”National Policy and Legal Framework: The government of Nigeria has developed a national and legal policy such as (Traditional Medicine Act) TMA, Nigeria Natural Medicine Development Agency (NNMDA) Lagos and Nigerian Institute of Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) Abuja to support the practice of traditional medicine.

”Over the course of the years, Nigeria has established NAFDAC, a Regulatory body to regulate the efficacy and toxicity of traditional medicine preparations.

“Aid for Traditional Medicine Research: The federal government of Nigeria through the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) provides financial assistance through grants and loans to support the practice of traditional medicine.

”Quality Control of traditional medicine products: the standardization, calibration and quality control of traditional products have always been a challenging task for practitioners with limited formal education and training.

”Traditional Medicine Practice plays an important role in healthcare delivery in Nigeria. However, there are many challenges that need to be surmounted for its full potential to be realized and harnessed.

Nigeria’s experiences encountered in building the workforce capacity to deliver efficient traditional medicine practice reflects its obligation to providing quality and accessible healthcare to its people.”

The seasoned and highly celebrated entrepreneur is also known as a skin care expert and she’s the founder and chief executive officer of Quincy Herbal Slimmers, an authority both in Nigeria and internationally.

After practicing African Traditional Medicine for the  management of obesity and its associated diseases for over 30 years in Nigeria, she is the first to fully integrate Traditional Medicine into the existing Health care during Covid-19 and is currently managing an Integrated Wellness and Naturopathic facility – QUINCY WELLNESS & NATUROPATHIC CENTER NIGERIA with diagnostic clinical laboratory together with experienced medical team, combining both traditional and orthodox medicine practices for integrated health care to many Nigerians and globally.

Quincy Wellness and Naturopathic Centre has formulated and produced a lot of potent Herbal preparations for skin care,

anti-obesity and other chronic diseases which are on Amazon.com and over the counters all over the world.

Dr. Mrs Quincy Ayodele is equally a member of the following committees and Associations:

  1. WHO expert committee on the development of African traditional Medicine for over 2 decades
  2. WHO Regional Expert Advisory Committee on Traditional Medicine Covid-19 response, and interestingly has developed Covid-19 herbal supplements.

iii. Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine  Department of the Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria. (TCAM).

  1. Matron, Herbs and ingredients sellers Association of Nigeria – Elewe Ọmọ.
  2. Pioneer Secretary General , National Association of Nigerian Traditional Medicine Practitioners (NANTMP)

Quincy has been a renowned Resource Speaker advocating and promoting the development and efficacy of Traditional Health Practice globally.

Amongst very many awards, Quincy was recently honored with a Special Recognition award for her immense contribution to the development and promotion of African Traditional Medicine in Nigeria by the Federal Ministry of Health Nigeria.

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