Faculty of Pharmacy and Traditional Medicine Department, Mali

The researchers of the Department of Traditional Medicine (DMT) of the National Institute of Public Health Research (INRSP), are also teachers at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Sciences, Techniques and Technologies of Bamako (USTTB). The team is led by Professor Rokia Sanogo, an internationally recognized specialist in traditional medicine. The team is articulated around numerous skills:

  • Pharmacognosy: Pr Sanogo, Dr Haidara, Dr Denou, Dr Doumbia, Dr Dembélé
  • Botany: Dr Diarra, Dr Dembélé
  • Galenics: Dr Mariko, Dr Cissé
  • Pharmacology: Dr Ballo
  • Therapeutic chemistry: Dr Arama
  • Legislation: Dr Sangho, Dr Kaloga
  • Toxicology: Dr Diallo
  • Chemistry of natural substances: Dr Tounkara, Dr Traoré

In Mali, nearly 80% of the population uses traditional medicine. The DMT is a WHO collaborating center. Its mission is to:

  • Contribute to the improvement of the health status of the population by using local resources
  • Organize traditional medicine to ensure good collaboration between traditional and conventional medicine systems.

Its specific objectives are:

  • To identify traditional therapists
  • To identify medicinal plants
  • Establish maps of the natural settlement areas of medicinal plants
  • To create a herbarium of Malian medicinal plants
  • Formulate and produce improved traditional medicines
  • Collaborate with traditional therapists.



Rokia Sanogo receives the Prix Galien Afrique 2021 for her work in traditherapy

4 February 2022

The Prix Galien Afrique recognizes excellence and innovation. It is awarded for products, services and initiatives that are highly convincing or promising, in the field of innovative discoveries and therapies at the service of humanity. To learn more about this award, click here. For the category "Best traditherapy product", Pr Rokia SANOGO, member of the GDRI QUALITY, was awarded this prize on December 11, 2021 in Dakar (Senegal), by the President of the Republic of Senegal. For more information, click here.

First workshop of the nework QUALITY – 2021, December 15 and 16th

1 February 2022

The first workshop of our QUALITY network took place on December 15 and 16, 2021, by visioconference. Here is the detailed program.  

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