Health Systems Trust
Should traditional healers be recognised as part of the health care delivery system? This controversy rages on and is a long way from being answered. The Valley Trust has considerable experience in the field. In the first 30 years of the organisations existence up to 1980, a stance of non-interference in the affairs of traditional practitioners was taken. In 1980 a number of these practitioners volunteered to be part of the new Community Health Worker (CHW) or Community Based Health Education (CBHE) programme. This was the start of a much closer association between the Valley Trust and Traditional Healers.