Regional countries have been reminded to expedite the World Health Organisation (WHO) African region resolution to enhance the role of traditional medicine in health systems through increased research and strengthening human resources capacity.

Herbalists and traditionalists from Zimbabwe and Zambia said regional governments should integrate traditional medicine into national health systems.

Traditionalist and herbalist, Dr Kwamwelo Banda said there is need to strengthening co-operation among regional countries and increasing investment towards research to promote effective use of such medicine.

Under the WHO Traditional Medicine Strategy 2014-2023, the global body has committed itself to assist member countries to harness the potential contribution of tradition medicine to health, wellness and people as well as to promote the safe use of such medicines.