Job Definition

  • examining patients and interviewing them and their families to determine their health status and the nature of physical or mental disorders or illnesses or other ailments
  • recommending and providing care and treatment for illnesses and other ailments using traditional techniques and medicaments, such as physical manipulation and exercises, blood-letting using natural vessels, and preparations using herbs and other plants, insects and animal extracts
  • providing care and treatment for physical injuries such as setting and healing fractured and dislocated bones using traditional methods of physical manipulation and herbal therapies
  • advising individuals, families and the community on health, nutrition, hygiene, lifestyle and other issues to maintain or improve health and well-being
  • referring patients to, and exchanging information with, other health care providers to ensure comprehensive and continuing care

    Educational level

    • Semi-skilled
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