Africa's medicine men key to halting Ebola spread in Guinea

March 2, 2015 6:18 AM

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Africa's medicine men key to halting Ebola spread in Guinea

MACENTA, Guinea (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In a land where witchcraft is sought after more than science for curing illness, medicine men in Guinea say the Ebola epidemic would be over by now if they had been properly included in the outbreak response.

From broken bones to impotence to madness, these traditional healers say they have a potion, spell or touch for many ailments Western doctors can't treat. But there's only one cure for Ebola they say: knowledge.

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