The role of traditional knowledge in the COVID-19 battle

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Ola, Kunle. (2022). The role of traditional knowledge in the COVID-19 battle. The Journal of World Intellectual Property. 25(2), pp. 279-291. https://doi.org/10.1111/jwip.12220
AuthorsOla, Kunle
Abstract

This article addresses the role of traditional medicine in the corona virus (COVID-19) battle. It situates traditional medicine within the traditional knowledge and Intellectual Property discussion. The paper discusses the increased gravitation towards using traditional medicine but also identifies the existence of scepticism towards its use. Indigenous communities make up a large portion of the traditional medicine community and are therefore called upon to play their role in the fight against COVID-19. The battle is real, the coronavirus ground is an intersecting one with multiple, plausible solutions. Traditional medicine has a role in this battle and this article advocates for collaboration. It is a clarion call for all stakeholders to join hands to fight the virus. It advocates inclusion rather than exclusion.

KeywordsCOVID-19; intellectual property; traditional knowledge; traditional medicine
Year2022
JournalThe Journal of World Intellectual Property
Journal citation25 (2), pp. 279-291
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons
ISSN1422-2213
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1111/jwip.12220
PubMed ID35600092
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85125668549
PubMed Central IDPMC9115196
Open accessPublished as ‘gold’ (paid) open access
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Page range13 pages
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Online06 Mar 2022
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Accepted17 Feb 2022
Deposited15 Aug 2022
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