Week1: Inside Legon

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Meeting at the Center of Plant Medicine Research
Meeting at the Center of Plant Medicine Research

In Legon, we visited the Center for Plant Medicine Research, which was incredible: I enjoyed learning a lot about the work that is being conducted at the center, the three main divisions present (Division of phytohemistry, pharmacology and toxicology, and microbiology) as well as the collaborations with other institutions worldwide. It was obvious that an essential component of their job is collaboration with the traditional healers because their main goal is to test plants already known and used by locals for treatment. As a future actor of public health, their work is very inspiring to me, especially as how it relates to promoting the health of underrepresented communities. I am excited to share this experience not only to my professional network, but also to my new home institution this upcoming Fall Semester.

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