South Africa to regulate healers

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 30 September 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:758
  1. Pat Sidley
  1. Johannesburg

    A law to regulate traditional healers in South Africa has been passed by parliament to acclaim from the predominantly black parliamentarians, who are relieved that a widely practised form of health care in the country will be officially recognised.

    The law seeks to regulate the practice and practitioners in much the same way as doctors and other health practitioners are now. An interim council will be set up within three months to begin the process of …

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