Alban Africa


Regulatory Situation

The Malawi Medical Practitioners and Dentists Act of 1987 makes detailed provisions for the registration, licensing, and training of allopathic physicians and dentists. Regarding traditional medicine practitioners, Section 61 reads:

Nothing contained in this act will be construed to prohibit or prevent the practice of any African system of therapeutics by such persons in Malawi, provided that nothing in this section shall be construed to authorize performance by a person practicing any African system of therapeutics of any act which is dangerous to life.

Some traditional medicine practitioners are involved in Malawi’s primary health care program.

Education and Training

Malawi has a training program in traditional medicine for health workers.