The Masters in Science in Pharmacognosy and Complementary Medicine degree programme at the University of Nairobi is intended to produce a pool of highly trained personnel who will be involved in research and development, policy aspects of medicines from nature and complementary medicine.
Complementary medicine is currently the fastest growing form of health care worldwide in both developed and developing countries.
It is estimated by World Heath Organization that a big percentage world population still relies on complementary medicine to meet its health needs.
In many countries complementary medicine is gaining popularity as a mainstream therapy.
Today complementary medicines are being employed worldwide in a variety of heath care settings and as home remedies. Safety, efficacy, quality, access and rational use of this form of health are issues of concern.
Graduates of the Master of Science in Pharmacognosy and Complementary Medicines course at the University of Nairobi will be in demand in research institutions, pharmaceutical firms dealing with phytomedicines, teaching at Universities and tertiary institutions or as practitioners in traditional medicine.