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Published: Wednesday, March 30, 2022
The Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research (Gesellschaft für Arzneipflanzenforschung e.V. [“GA”]) recently issued a call for support of refugees impacted by the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has joined the American Herbal Pharmacopeia (AHP) in endorsing this request with a modest financial contribution. AHPA encourages its members and the wider herbal community to read GA’s appeal and consider supporting the humanitarian efforts as well.
In its appeal, GA requests support for the humanitarian efforts of the Polish Ukrainian Foundation for the Development of Medicine (Polsko Ukrainska Fundacja Rozwoju Medycyny) – which includes sending essential medicines and other necessary supplies to Ukrainian refugees in Poland; establishing childcare facilities; and providing employment for displaced Ukrainian mothers. These efforts were brought to GA’s attention by Professor Krystyna Skalicka-Woźniak, a longstanding board member of GA, who is actively working with the Polish Ukrainian Foundation.
“AHPA humbly endorses GA’s request for support and encourages others to join us in making contributions of any amount toward urgently needed humanitarian aid for Ukrainian refugees,” said AHPA President Michael McGuffin.
Founded in Germany in 1953, GA is dedicated to working toward a healthier life for humans and animals through developing more evidence-based use of medicinal natural products, and promoting research and development in the broad field of natural products.