Ashoka Fellow
Burkina Faso
Fellow Since 2013
Laboratoires Phytofla
This description of Pando Zéphirin Dakuyo's work was prepared when Pando Zéphirin Dakuyo was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2013.
Although African plants used in traditional remedies have many beneficial and healing properties, they are often perceived as obscure and excluded from modern healthcare. Dr. Pando Zéphirin Dakuyo is bringing traditional African medicine out of the shadows by applying the same rigorous standards to it that are applied to modern medicines, organizing the industry players into partnerships, and ensuring a consistent supply of plant material while preserving species diversity.
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