Sao Tome and Principe has local and national intersectoral councils for traditional medicine. However, there are no official legislative/regulatory texts governing the practice of traditional medicine, no licensing process for traditional health practitioners, and no procedures for the official approval of traditional medical practices or remedies. Traditional medicine practitioners are not involved in Sao Tome and Principe's primary health care programme (6).
Education and training
Sao Tome and Principe does not have any official training facilities or programmes for traditional medicine (6).