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6th Edition of International Conference on

Traditional Medicine, Ethnomedicine and Natural Therapies

June 20-22, 2024 | Paris, France

Traditional Medicine 2024

Rose Ngono Mballa Abondo

Speaker at Traditional Medicine, Ethnomedicine and Natural Therapies 2024 - Rose Ngono Mballa Abondo
University of Yaounde I, Cameroon
Title : Integrating traditional medicine/ Conventional medicine: Case study of the management of oncology following an ayurvedic approach in douala, cameroon


As traditional African medicine is not yet codified, Ayurvedic medicine in that it uses medicinal plants similar to ours could serve as a basis for the codification of African Traditional Medicine. The objective of this study is to show how the recruitment of Ayurvedic treatment patients affects the measurement not only of degree of efficiency of this therapy, but also on patient satisfaction during the therapeutic process. A questionnaire was addressed to target patients according to inclusion and non-inclusion criteria. Patients were seen every 7 days for evaluation after starting treatment. 141 cancer cases and 247 rhumatology cases were collected. 07 organs were concerns: Breasts (29), prostate (18), liver (11), cervix (11), colon (10), blood (10), thyroid (8); In 247 cases of rheumatology, osteoarthritis of the knees and of the vertebral lead 61% of cases. Concerning Symptom improvement, about 63% patients feels the treatment effective while 59% were satisfied with the pace of pain remission. The results seem to show a benefit of Ayurvedic treatment in our patients; but noted that the study is still ongoing, as patients continue to follow their treatment. This study shows us that Ayurvedic medicine greatly improves the quality of life of oncology and rheumatology patients. Ayurvedic medicine in that it uses medicinal plants similar to ours could serve as a basis for the codification of African Traditional Medicine.

Audience Take Away Notes: 

  • African Traditional medicine could be codified to become an alternative and complementary medicine.
  • The audience must integrate that African traditional medicine uses same plants as Ayurvedic.
  • Thus, we can develop strategic procedure to evaluate ATM versus Ayurvedic.
  • Yes, this provide a practical solution to a problem that could simplify or make a designer’s job more efficient.
  • Yes, it improve the accuracy of a design, or provide new information to assist in a design problem.
  • African researchers could work closely with Ayurvedic practitioners.
  • Pharmacopoeia might be developed according to the above model.
  • Numerous publications will be designed.


Ngono Mballa Rose, hold a PhD Biochemistry, is Associate Professor since January 2023, Chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Traditional Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Yaoundé I University since 2017. Industrial Pharmacist Doctor (Marseille France, 1988); She studied at Yaoundé I University, graduated as 3rd Cycle Doctor in Biochemistry (1993), PhD (2021); Researcher at Institute of Medical Research and Studies of medicinal plants (IMPM,1988-2012). Director of Pharmaceutical Services and medicines MoH (1995-1998),WHO Medicines Adviser based in Cameroon (2002-2011) to develop access to essential priority medicines including those belongs from traditional medicine, Lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine and PS, Douala and Yaoundé I University (2010-2014), Senior Lecturer 2015-2022; her research work focused on standardization of traditional recipes including codification of African Traditional Medicine, Pharmacology, pharmacotechny and pharmacogenomics; She have published more than 30 research articles, 04 books, and also co-directed numerous thesis and masters Since 2015. Since September 2015, she is Director General National Quality Control and valuation Laboratory (LANACOME) Cameroon, after being appointed Public Health Inspector in the Ministry of Health in 2013.