By Lamin Cham
Six Gambians have graduated from the Centre for Homeopathic education in Tanji on Saturday with diplomats after completing intensive education on conventional medicine, homeopathy and herbal medicines in The Gambia.
They were unveiled at a joyous occasion at the Mama Africa Lodges at Tanji.
The six were the third batch of graduates from this only Gambian Homeopathic education centre.
The centre is part of a project, which was initiated by Isha Fofana widely known by her artistic name Mama Africa supported by few other partners. The project has three components, an education center, consultation and treatment and free mobile clinics. Conventional medical treatments are also offered by the project.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony, Mama Africa congratulated the graduates and paid tribute to the partners, teachers and collaborators who made it possible. She singled out course facilitator Gabrielle Barbem of HMSwisse whose organization helped a great deal in providing remedies and other support to the project.
She also praised the strong collaboration of her husband and local facilitators such as local medical doctor Colley for their dedication to the project.
Alhagie Sering Faye, a Gambian who is the director of the project, expressed delight at the occasion and thanked all students and the facilitators for the success. He briefly explained the mobile clinic services of the project disclosing it as an outreach programme, which enabled many patients across the country to access treatment.
Members attended the progamme for the community and well-wishers of the graduates. The ceremony was punctuated by interludes of music supplied by the Mama African Band.
Homeopathy is a system of natural health care that has been in worldwide use for over 200 years. Homeopathy treats each person as a unique individual with the aim of stimulating their own healing ability. A homeopath selects the most appropriate medicine based on the individual’s specific symptoms and personal level of health.
It is recognised by the World Health Organisation as the second largest therapeutic system in use in the world. While it is most popular in India and South America, over thirty million people in Europe, and millions of others around the world, also benefit from its use.