Message from PROMETRA-UGANDA Founding Director
Dr. Sekagya Yahaya Hills is a traditional healer by calling, a dental surgeon (Makerere University) by profession, and holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health, PGD in Law (Law Development Centre), PHD Candidate and (Mbarara University of Science and Technology), and an African Spiritualist. Dr. Sekagya started community healing as early as in primary five. Therefore, as a naturally called traditional healer, Dr. Sekagya’s mission is to contribute towards sustainable community development and a good standard of health by all the people through promotion of traditional medical knowledge and practices, especially, in vulnerable and poor rural areas.
What we FOCUS ON?
OUR THEMATIC AREAS
PROMETRA Uganda, established the Nalugoma Forest School of Traditional Healers that It acts as an epicentre of mobilization and mutual interactions of traditional health practitioners,
The rampant uncultured human activities have led to the disappearance of natural resources such as forests, rocks, hills, valleys, swamps and pollution of water bodies destroying all the ecosystem which is the social
PROMETRA believes in traditional medicine as food. Grown under the right care and using chemical free pest and insect free methods. like the use of locally made herbicides from herbs.
Culture and environment are two inseparable twins and one may think conserving nature means restoring culture. True, we are born, raised, and protected by nature and its
PROMETRA-UGANDA’S Research Mission
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.
Key areas of our research:
- Human health
- Animal health
- Plant health, and
- Environmental health
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.
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