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Idea by Amel Bouzabata   |   added on Jan 11, 2011 06:17AM Collaboration Collaboration
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Valorization of the natural products: new antidiabetic molecules


According to the World Health Organization (WHO), as many as 80% of the world’s people depend on traditional medicine for their primary healthcare.

Nowadays, the world population is confronted with the emergence of chronic diseases (diabetes, hypertension) whose treatment and follow-up constitute for them, an additional economic problem

 Diabetes,  mainly type 2, become a true problem for humanity. Today, the international Diabetes Federation  indicates that more than 246 million people in the world are affected by the disease 5.9% of the world population

 In view of this situation of the expansion of these diseases whose medical expenses are significant, WHO, in its resolution AFR/RC50/R3 of August 31, 2000, encouraged   African countries to elaborate regional strategies on traditional medicine in order to begin research on medicinal plants and to improve their optimal uses in the systems of service of the healthcare . A study carried out by The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) shows that natural products occupy a significant place in the discovery of new therapeutic agents. 

Topic: environment Audience: teachers, researchers
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