A Canada-based World Naturopathic Federation -WNF has accepted and recognized Nyarkotey College of Holistic Medicine as one of the educational members providing recognized and standardized Naturopathic Medicine education in Ghana and Africa.
The World Naturopathic Federation, WNF, only accepts Naturopathic universities whose curriculum meets the World Health Organization, benchmarks for Naturopathic Medicine.
The World Naturopathic Federation is the global umbrella for Naturopathic Medicine Profession. Nyarkotey College of Holistic Medicine is the first and leader in Naturopathic Medicine education in Ghana accredited and recognized by the Traditional and Alternative Medicine Council of the ministry of health.
The College established in 2016, has established itself as one of the leading forces providing scientific-based Naturopathic Medicine curriculum.
The college currently has over 100 students with two campuses; one at Ashaiman behind the Municipal Assembly and Tema community 7, Post office.
The college has future plans to offer degree programs in Chiropractic Medicine, Acupuncture, Ayurveda, herbal medicine, clinical nutrition, osteopathy, and many more with international affiliations some related institutions.
Naturopathic Medicine is a distinct system of Medical practice which utilizes scientific conventional protocols as well as natural remedies to heal the patients.
Prof. Raphael Nyarkotey Obu, who is considered as the father of modern Naturopathic Medicine in Ghana explained that this new recognition by the World Naturopathic Federation demonstrates that, Nyarkotey College of Holistic Medicine is the future Naturopathic university of choice in Ghana and Africa.
He said, Naturopathic doctors, are integral in the healthcare system globally with distinct scope of practice. It is therefore Paramount that Ghana trains qualified Naturopathic doctors to act as primary healthcare Physicians. He said, Medicine has evolved and we must all embrace the new era of integrative Healthcare.
“Naturopathic doctors are not in competition with conventional doctors or healthcare workers. We are work as a team and recognizes the impact of conventional medicine as well as we know none is superior. Besides, no one is an island” he said.
Recently, in the World Naturopathic Federation, WNF, educational report, the federation also recognizes the great strides of Nyarkotey College of Holistic Medicine in Africa.