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Name: Center for the Empowerment of the Local Herbalist- Kenya
Street 1: Ngara Nairobi
Street 2:
City: Nairobi-Kenya
Post Code: 00200
Country: Kenya
Phone: 0721 603764
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr.
First Name: Benson
Last Name: Muriuki
Title: Chairman

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Prof.
First Name: jacob
Last Name: midiwo
Title: Chief Scientist-CELOH
Phone: 0722-776682

General Information

Board Constituency: Developing Country NGO
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
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Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Community-Based Organization (CBO)
Organization Description:
1.Center for the empowerment of the local herbaist was registered in Kenya with the major aim of contributing towards imrovement of the health services provided by Kenyan herbalists. Majority of the board members are medicinal Chemists with minimum MSc qualification. They felt the need to contribute towards bridging the gap that currently exist between conventional and herbal medical practices in Kenya.The NGO would serve as a center for collection, preservation and disemination of objective and scintific data and information on herbal medicine practice in Kenya.Herbalists will benefit by receiving free or highly subsidised training on basic but necessary coventional medicine concepts like disease detection/diagnosis,the actual use of readily available diagnostic kits, basic pharmacology,good methods of product formulation,documentation and management of medical records etc. The NGO will facilitate development of protocals for herbal products analysis and partner with existing laboratories in order to generate in vitro and in vivo data on herbal products as dispensed by the herbalists. The NGO will not engage in production or marketing of herbal products but in generation of as much information as possible about herbal products as they are dispensed by the herbalists.The NGO will encourage herbalists to link up with existing medical laboratories in order to obtain necessary patient diagnostic results. They will also be encouraged to accept their limitations and apprecite that is convetional medicine is superior in many aspects.we shall especially encourage to accept when their products are not active towards what they have using it for or when benefits are overwhelmed by disadvatages
2.TB is one the diseases that the herbalists claim to effectively treat and cure.Although TB treatment drugs are readily available in Kenyan public health facilities, some TB cases could be depending on the herbalists for cure either out of ignorance of what ails them or out of own choice because Convetional treatment is usually lo
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Specializations / Areas of Work

Research and Development

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 11 - 25
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Stop TB communications
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Network with other partners
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: No
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
-collection of data on hebalists involvement in TB treatment, mismanagement or ther contribution.
-analysis of herbal products that have been used as TB remedies by herbalists.
-assisting herbalists in generating scientific data for the purpose of registering their products with the national Pharmacy and Poisons Board.This will eventully discourage quacks from herbal practice.
-encouraging herbalists to recognise the existing conventional TB programmes and free TB treatment.

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Kenya
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)


Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

TB Care Delivery:
social mobilization on testing and complaincy

Drug-Resistant TB:
social mobilization on testing and complaincy plus herbal products testing

encouraging HIV cases on herbal treatment to undergo TB testing and commense conventional TB treatment when positive.

Laboratory Strengthening:
increased case detections through mobilization and awareness creation on existing government services on TB

New TB Drugs:
in vitro screening of herbal products

Fundamental Research:
herbal medicines analysis and data collection on involvement of herbalists in TB treatment

herbalists involvement in TB treatment and herbal products analyssis for purposes of registration with the pharmacy and Poisons Board of Kenya.


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Application date: July 5, 2010
Last updated: May 17, 2012