Official Opening of the Bilateral Graduate School at the University of Yaoundé I- YaBiNaPA

Eröffnung eines neuen Labor für Heilpflenzen an der Universität Jaunde I Enlarge image (© Prof. Bruno Lenta Ndjakou)

The new laboratory for medicinal plants started its activities on February 14,  2017 at the University of Yaounde I in the presence of the german ambassador, Dr. Hans-Dieter Stell and Professor Daniel Abwa, deputy rector in charge of teaching, Professionalization and the development of information and communication technologies. The laboratory is the result of a project financed by Germany. By launching this project to create the bilateral Graduate school, the german government through the DAAD contributes to the training of experts in the specific fields for sustainable development in the developing countries. For these experts, it will be a question of exploiting natural plants to make them locally usable medicines in order to help the poor people to access treatment at a lower cost. The research of the experts will be facilitated by the implementation of the devices: the laboratory will be connected to the largest database of spectroscopic data, which will facilitate access to the scientific documentation needed for advanced research.