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Using digital data to promote Traditional medicine and indigenous knowledge on primary Healthcare for displaced people.

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What problem does the idea help to solve and how does your solution work? (2,000 characters maximum)

Traditional medicine and indigenous knowledge have sustainable wealthy to our rural communities on matters of primary healthcare. Indigenous knowledge, wild fruits and medicinal plants have no documentary to be referred which are rich in medicine.To leverage digital data in collecting, preserving and transmitting information on cultivation, propagation from either seeds or cuttings, harvesting and products development of herbal medicine also to have reference among Traditional medicine practitioners,Digital data can assist in research and development of Traditional medicine or Traditional knowledge which has been marginal and research has been scanty and mostly unsupported by external donor funding.The digital data will be provide platform for training, support Trade and commercialization of medicinal plants or products.

Geography of focus (500 characters)

Our idea can be used any where in the world, we are practicing this idea in Kenya, Nyamira county working and collaborating with Traditional medicine practitioners and old people who have indigenous knowledge on medicinal plants and traditional foods, we are trying to develop digital data to keep this Nobel knowledge and share with others through digital data.

Building Bridges: What bridge does your idea build between people on the move and neighbors towards a shared future of stability and promise? (500 characters)

Developing digital data can address, leverage our idea to reach more people, this can address health maters, food security and economical empowerment. Through promoting Traditional medicine, Traditional food and indigenous knowledge.

What human need is your idea solving for? (1,000 characters)

The idea will address primary healthcare,economic empowerment and food security.

What will be different within the community of focus as a result of implementing your idea? (1,000 characters)

Most people use herbs and herbal medicine as their primary healthcare, Since most herbs are food and have nutritional value.

What is the inspiration behind your idea? (1,000 characters)

To provide alternative Healthcare, where modern healthcare has failed to deliver in side of cost , quality and healing the sick Most people in the community and displaced people they are unable to afford the cost of modern medicine.

Describe the dynamics of the community in which the idea is to be implemented. (1,000 characters)

Displaced people and rural community face a lot of challenges on food security,health matters and economic empowerment. Herbs and herbal medicine products can address those challenges through digital leverage.

How does your idea leverage and empower community strengths and assets to help create an environment for success? (1,000 characters)

Use of ethonomedical knowledge on plants for the discovery of new pharmaceutical and cosmetic products could be one of the most ecologically sustainable uses of biodiversity in Kenya. Kenya is endowed with a wealth of genetic diversity of medicinal value. It is potentially available tool for National economic development and empowerment of Traditional peoples. Also research projects reveals that traditional medicine continues to play on important economic and social role in healthcare particularly to displaced people in rural areas. And traditional medicine is fast expanding to urban areas. Traditionally based therapies are thriving because they fill avoid for services that are in demand where modern healthcare has failed to deliver.To achieve all this we have developed farm training,Traditional medicine practitioners training, product development and community platforms for knowledge exchange.

What other partners or stakeholders will work alongside you in implementing the idea, if any? (1,000 characters)

We are working with Traditional medicine practitioners, Old people for indigenous knowledge, community Health workers,Orthodox doctors, Research Institutions, Universities, policy makers and development partners.

What part of the displacement journey is your solution addressing

  • Arriving and settling at a destination community

Tell us how you'd describe the type of innovation you are proposing

  • Channel: A new way to deliver existing products or services to customers or end users

Idea Proposal Stage

  • Blueprint: We are exploring the idea and gathering the inspiration and information we need to test it with real users.

Group or Organization Name


Tell us more about your group or organization [or lived experience as a displaced person?] (1000 characters)

Traditional Healers and Traditional Medicine Foundation we work and collaborate with community Healthcare providers using herbs, traditional vegetables and nutrition from traditional fruits to treat disease, nobody is an island of knowledge herbalist and other traditional medicine practitioners we have come together for documentation of skills and knowledge for a particular medication of a diseases, people have always relied on plants for food to nourish and sustain the body. Herbal medicine can be seen in the same way. Plants with spectacular affinity for certain organs or systems of body are used to feed and restore to health those parts which have became weekend. As the body is strengthened so is power and ability to fight disease and when balance harmony are restored and health will be regained.we have Training centre, Herbal products development and community platform for primary healthcare.

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Type of submitter

  • We are a registered Non-Profit Organization

Organization Headquarters: Country


Organization Headquarters: City / State

Nyamira County Headquarters.


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