Niger

Alban Africa

Niger

Regulatory Situation

In Niger, candidates for the licence to practice traditional medicine are assigned to the National Hospital in Niamey, where they practice under the supervision of the Chief Physician. Once satisfied with the skills of the traditional medicine practitioner, the Chief Physician then recommends that the Ministry of Public Health and Social Affairs issue a licence.

A 1989 order established the Committee for Studies on Traditional Medicine and Traditional Pharmacopoeia. The Committee’s tasks include formulating the basic premises for a national policy on traditional medicine, preparing statutes for a national institution to be responsible for improving and developing the regulation of traditional medicine, and drafting legislation governing the practice of traditional medicine.