Togo's law on health practitioners holds exemptions in favour of providers of traditional medicine. In the first paragraph of Section 68 of the Criminal Code of 1980 (67), the definition of the illegal practice of medicine very closely reflects Article L 372 of the French Code of Public Health. However, the second paragraph of Section 68, states the following: "The above provisions do not apply to medical practitioners who practise according to traditional methods."
Togo has a registry of traditional health practitioners. Some traditional medicine practitioners are involved with Togo's primary health care programme (6).