Title: BIO-ACTIVITY AND VALUE ADDED PROCESSING OF MEDICINAL PLANT PRODUCTS FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF HIV/AIDS FUNGAL INFECTIONS IN LAKE VICTORIA BASIN.
This is a multidisciplinary research project that endeavors to screen a number of plants that are traditionally used to treat HIV associated opportunistic fungal infections by communities living in the Lake Victoria Basin of Kenya. Upon the identification of effective plants, the focus is to develop methods for local processing and packaging of value-added herbal products. Participatory rural appraisal (PRA) methods and structured interviews are used to collect indigenous knowledge to be used for identification and selection of antifungal medicinal plants.
To validate traditional antifungal plants based remedies and develop new formulations with better efficacy and shelf life with view to improving the livelihood of people living with HIV/AIDS in the Lake Victoria region.
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