Heritage Healing Practices | Respecting Traditional Herbal Medicine
This presentation provides an overview of traditional herbal medicine; cultural connections from Africa to the Americas and lessons learned from experiences in the field with Indigenous plant medicine specialist in Africa, Jamaica, Guatemala and Costa Rica. Participants will understand the importance of plant medicine in the context of culture, health and spirituality.
Franklyn is a multifaceted nurse healer and herbalist. She earned a Master of Science in midwifery from Georgetown University and a Master of Public Health from George Washington University. Franklyn obtained her bachelor's degree in nursing from Syracuse University. She has leveraged over 25 years of experience as a health-care professional, cultivating her passion for integrating holistic nursing practice and cultural understanding into Korpo Wellness, LLC. She has had the privilege to attend over 700 births in her career and was once a Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP) volunteer, coveting a unique partnership with the Peace Corps and Seed Global Health. Franklyn served as Visiting Midwifery Faculty in Liberia, West Africa, for a year. Her dedication to the people of the communities she taught, along with her ability to learn from the same people she serves, earned her the 2016-2017 Fellow in Global Clinical Education.
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