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PHARMACONNECT AFRICA AND AAMPS JOIN FORCES TO LAUNCH 2nd EDITION OF THE AFRICAN HERBAL PHARMACOPOEIA
29 October 2021 - After several months of discussions, the founders of PharmaConnectAfrica (PCA) and the Association for African Medicinal Plants Standards (AAMPS) today signed a memorandum of understanding which aims to promote worldwide recognition
for Africa’s most important medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPs). Both sides agreed to join forces with a view to combining their knowledge and expertise in this field and to help complete the eagerly awaited 2nd edition of the African Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AfrHP), originally published by AAMPS in 2010. Read more.
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The African Herbal Pharmacopoeia consists of 51 plant monographs.
"Although sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands contain approximately 60 000 plant species – roughly a quarter of the world's total – only 83 of the worlds 1100 leading commercial medicinal plants are African in origin.
This situation will not change unless Africa, like India and China, prepares internationally recognised medicinal plant standards."
- Professor Kobus Eloff – Founding member of the Association for African Medicinal Plants Standards and former Head of the Phytomedicine Programme, University of Pretoria, South Africa.