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Our current research has been focused on linking Traditional Medicine to Primary Care for leading NCDs in the Pacific.

Primary Health 

"The Palau Primary Health Care Manual has been a collaborative effort between academics of Western knowledge and those of traditional knowledge, both with the objective of innovating the approach to health and to improve the “Klengar ma Klechad” (Life and Living) of the inhabitants of these lands." - Victor M. Yano, M.D.


Health Care in Palau: Combining Conventional 

Treatments and Traditional Uses of Plants for Health and Healing 

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Journal of Ethnopharmacology

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