TAM regulation in Ghana
Even though TAM was an integral component of our healthcare delivery system, it was in the late 90s that concreate steps were taken to appreciate TAM’s importance in healthcare, which resulted in the passage of the Traditional Medicine Practice Act 2000, Act 575.
Act 575 was therefore a national conscious effort to formalize and recognize TAM’s rightful place in our healthcare.
Act 575-TAM LI
In Ghana, the Traditional Medicine Practice Act 2000, Act 575 is the Legislative Instrument (LI) that regulate Traditional and Alternative Medicine (TAM) practice in Ghana. Since the passage of the Traditional Medicine Act 2000, Act 575, the sector has recorded commendable gains and made great strides.
The promulgation of Act 575, effectively created and designated the Traditional Medicine Practice Council (TMPC), as the statutory regulatory agency mandated to control, promote and regulate TAM practice in Ghana.