It is irrefutable therefore in the light of the above that herbal medicine has a role to play in achieving the key targets and ultimately the goal.

Long before the advent of allopathic medicine, various ethnic groups in Ghana used herbs for the treatment of various ailments and many continue to rely on it for their health care alongside modern or conventional medicine.

The World Health Organization defines herbal medicine as a plant-derived material or preparation with therapeutic or other human health benefits which contains either raw or processed ingredients from one or more plants. In some traditions material or animal origin may also be present.

It is estimated that 80% of the developing worldand between 70% and 75% of Ghanaians use herbal medicine for their primary healthcare.