To offer a holistic promotion of traditional health care services in the Great Lakes Region. We are committed to work with state and non-state actors, cultural institutions, development partners, donors and researchers for eventual conservation, development and promotion of knowledge and practices
PROMETRA-UGANDA’S research is done alongside integrated human health, animal health, plant health, environmental health and community development programs. They contribute to preservation of our cultural heritages and sacredness of nature with the intention to improve health and livelihood, as well as to live in harmony in a healthy planet and to inform policy makers.
ICIPE woodlot was established after a joint research project with ICIPE in 2010. The project was looking at means to improve and standardize the factory by supplying traditional healers with raw materials. The Forest School also needed a woodlot with trees and plants which could be used for demonstration purposes. There were collected samples of raw materials of different trees used for production of medicine by traditional healers and sent to the laboratory of ICIPE to research them. The samples were tested for the efficacy, safety, and toxicity of the trees. The trees which were recognized as non-toxic and safe to be used to treat the patients were planted in the woodlot. The size of the woodlot is 0.25 acres. Currently, it is used for the practical trainings of the Forest School.