Herbal medicine researcher applauds journalists for the noble work
By Kalule Paddy
David Senfuka the proprietor
of Leona-NNN-Medical Research and Diagnostics center that produces herbal drugs
that government recently said has the potential to treat cancer and diabetes
after the National Chemotherapeutics Research Institute (NCRI) duly
conducted preclinical analysis on the firm’s herbal products has applauded
journalists for doing noble work in the world.
Senfuka applauded journalists during a press discourse held at Uganda Journalists Association (UJA) headquarters in
During the press conference, Senfuka pledged to
support the World press Freedom day activities in particular the Media dinner
which is to be hold on 3rd may, renovation of the Association headquarters,
donating other equipment among others in appreciation of their noble work.
"I appreciate the role played
by the fourth estate and I call upon them to always fight for our herbal
medicine since they are the mouthpiece of each and everybody" he added.
Senfuka has also urged government to
support herbalists by enacting and implementing tough laws regulating
herbalists as a measure to improve and standardize their work in the country.
Ssenfuka said many people disguise
as herbalists due to financial reasons without any knowledge thus puts their
work at stake.
David Ssenfuka says he commenced
with his research in 2013, individually and other colleagues to get a herbal
medicine that heals the two disease but he still lacks the facilities to enable
him develop his medicine to the world standard so it can be put on the world
"Many people have ignored
herbal medicines due to ignorance leading to loss of our lives and what I think
is to advocate for it because the whites use our medicine into a modern way to
treat us at high expenses". He added.
Ssenfuka also reminded President
Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni about UGX30b which he promised to give him
to develop his herbal medicines saying time is ripe and danger is in delay.
"I thank Mr. President
for the pledge of Ugx30b to develop my medicine although it has not yet been
released, but I kindly request that it is expeditiously work upon since our
people are dying of cancer and diabetes yet we can treat them". He said.