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What is Ritam?

RITAM is a private initiative; it is an organization of concerned, committed and competent Traditional and Alternative Medicine Practitioners in Nigeria driven by the sole aim of prospecting and harnessing most especially our Traditional Medicine knowledge to complement Government efforts in this line.Most countries of the world including our African neighbor countries have in line with W.H.O guidelines, developed their indigenous Traditional Medical Systems to enviable heights. In some instances such countries have . exported their Traditional Medical Knowledge {TMK} to other countries thereby earning the much-needed foreign exchange. Acupuncture which is an important branch of Chinese Traditional Medicine {CTM} is now studied and practiced allover the world including the developed countries such as America, France, Germany etc. Acupuncture has gained global recognition and accolade as a veritable medical system thanks to the exceptional supportive role of the Chinese Government.

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Membership Registration

Membership of Research Institute of Traditional & Alternative Medicine is an NGO to promote evidence-based medicine. It is open to practitioners of Traditional and Alternative Medicine. There are three categories of membership. The first is for practitioners who are custodians of traditional medicinal products who want to develop these products and have the protection for the intellectual property rights. The second category are practitioners who want to avail themselves of the opportunity to use developed products in their practice. The third category are academics, scientists and medical doctors who wish to incorporate traditional medicine into their practice.

Membership Procedure

Prospective members could register on line by completing the membership form. Registration could also be done by collecting the membership form at the office of RITAM located at 14, Unity Road, Ikeja during week days between 10.00am and 3.00pm. Members whose applications are successful would be advised by e-mail and would be required to pay the membership fees into a designated bank account. Please see the menu item "Membership" for more details.

  • To prospect, harness, evaluate and certify diagnostic, curative and preventive values of safe Nigerian Traditional Medicine Products thereby developing a resource compendium of medicines for the Primary Health Care Centre {PHC} in all the 774 Local Government Areas of Nigeria as well as for the use of all Traditional and Alternative Medicine Practitioners in Nigeria and overseas.
  • To find lasting solutions to W.H.O priority list of diseases i.e. Malaria, Hypertension, Diabetes, Sickle Cell Anemia and HIV / AIDS through Nigerian Traditional Medicine.
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