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July 25, 2005 // UPDATED 1:56 pm - April 26, 2007
By: Cassie Limpert
Cassie Limpert

Doctors, midwives, professors, traditional healers and other professionals from around the world will gather for the Global Conference on the Role of Traditional Medicine in Reproductive Health, Tuesday-Thursday, July 26-28.

More than 9,000 people are expected to attend the event. Africa First, LLC, a St. Paul-based organization that advocates for better health care in Africa, is hosting the conference.

Organization co-founder William Danquah, says the discussion will revolve around how Africa has sustained its growth without modern medicine. "Science is great, but it has its own limitations," he said.

Participants will discuss accessible and affordable health care options for African nations, with an emphasis on how traditional medicine has helped mothers through pregnancy and childbirth, and how it can complement modern medicine.