Flagship Talk @ IPOD
Date : 26 September 2019
Reported by : Izzuddin
Category : News
Talk @ IPOD on 21st September 2019 titled 'The Development and Use of Herbal Medicine in Modern Research' was delivered by Dr Mohd Affendi, Project Leader of the IIUM Malay Medical Manuscripts Flagship. The talk discussed the aspiration and direction of Traditional Medicine in Malaysia as outlined by the Ministry of Health (MOH) in the latest blueprint on TCM for Malaysia.
In particular, the blueprint highlighted the role of Malay medicine and traditional pharmacopoiea in healthcare delivery in Malaysia. The talk then emphasised on the role of Malay Medical Manuscripts as sources of healing knowledge which can be harvested to fulfill MOH's aspiration. The methods of mining the data in the Malay Medical Manuscripts were then outlined with appropriate examples given. The presentation concluded by encouraging that methodological studies are carried out in the responsible manner following the methods stipulated in the manuscripts in order to develop new therapeutics.