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Mon Jul 24, 2017, 05:22 PM

INSIDE THE RAINFOREST'S MEDICINE CABINET

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20/07/2017

How can isolated and vulnerable rural communities prepare for catastrophic natural events and become more resilient in the face of climate change? This episode of Aid Zone takes us to Bolivia, where an EU-funded project is helping traditional healers share and enrich their ancestral knowledge.

When floods and other disasters hit isolated rural communities in Bolivia, traditional medicine is often all they have in terms of health care.

Over twenty indigenous communities are regularly flooded in the Amazon basin of Bolivia. That’s the case of Capaina, near San Buenaventura, along the river Beni. About 25 families of the Tacana ethnic group live there. Natural disasters can isolate communities for months, and traditional medicine then turns out to be the most effective first response to diseases.

Doņa Juanita and Doņa Antonia are curanderas, or local healers: they know how to use plants to look after people.

More:
http://www.euronews.com/2017/07/20/inside-the-rainforest-s-medicine-cabinet?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+euronews%2Fen%2Fnews+%28euronews+-+news+-+en%29

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Mon Jul 24, 2017, 05:50 PM

1. Thanks for the link

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