Our Offering

The African Academy of Original Medicine otherwise known as AAOM, is offering new and unique professional programs in complementary medicine, which will allow for comprehensive theoretical and practical training in the disciplines of Original Medicine for American Certified Medical Missionaries and Naturopaths.

Complementary medicine refers to a broad set of health care practices that are not part of the traditional or conventional medicinal approach, but may be used independently or alongside such therapies. However, AAOM offers complementary medicine in the lines of original medicine whose originator is God.


Our Vision

To create and promote an environment that allows collaborative efforts among Medical Missionaries.

To develop unequalled skill and practical administration of God given natural remedies and health enhancement methods

To cultivate awareness of the interconnection between body, mind, and spirit in order to enhance a holistic approach in the application of Original Medicine

 To promote highest integrity that is beyond reproach in the service of Medical Missionaries

To promote sensitivity to the issues of diversity and multiculturalism within the continuum of individual and global health and wellness.

Our Mission

To educate, empower and equip Medical Missionaries by promoting integrity, professionalism and excellence in the application of Original Medicine.  . .

Our Objectives

To create and promote an environment that allows collaborative efforts among Medical Missionaries.

To bring a local perspective in the application of Original Medicine in South African and the African diaspora.

Promote God given methods in the treatment of disease.

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Online Training of Certified Medical Missionary in Original Medicine

The CMM program is designed to be completed in 12 months. Currently, learning is delivered online through the IIOM eCampus, with learning support by AAOM as required. The curriculum is divided into 3 study blocks with students able to learn within those blocks at their own pace

Fee structure:

The total tuition fees for the 12 months program are R37,000. In collaboration with IIOM a unique payment plan has been created for all students enrolled through AAOM to ensure the program is accessible and manageable for students.

Why Online

The current events with regards to the world pandemic have opportunities that were never thought of before, and also empowered many other platforms that were previously under utilised, such as Online studies. Seizing on this wonderful opportunity, AAOM has made it easy for everyone to empower themselves and grow in skill and knowledge that is essential for health especially at this time. All this is offered  in the comfort of your home. 

How does it work

Well, all you need is a home computer connected to the internet and follow the link below to register Online for the course. Once registered, a link is provided for you to gain access to the Online content and study materials that you need to complete your course successfully.

You will be able to gain access to the course lectures for assistance where needed.

Help will be available Online using Video Platforms such as Zoom / Microsoft Teams etc.

Join us. It will only take a minute.

Our awesome team

We are excited to introduce to you the team working tirelessly behind the scenes in order to bring you quality education that is self fulfilling and worldly respected.

Dr. Vusie Mema

Co-founder & CEO

President of the African Academy of Original Medicine. He brings his knowledge of Science and Alternative Medicine to the development of Medical Missionaries in South Africa and the African Diaspora.

Dr. Mema holds certificates in Doctor of Naturopath in Original Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy in Original Medicine from the International Institute of Original Medicine. He also has a strong background Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. He also holds certificates in Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Transkei now known as Walter Sisulu University and Masters in Engineering Science (Chemical Engineering) from Stellenbosch University. Part of His experience includes working as a Senior Engineer for the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).




Mrs. Mantshadi Mema

Students Block Management and Students Relations

Mrs. Mema is a highly qualified professional nurse with years of experience in the field of conventional medicine both locally and abroad. She has since decided to consider alternative medicine both for the love of it and her experience in the application of drug medications. She has observed the side effects and has sympathized with patients who had to leave on chronic medications with their own unbearable side effects. Mrs. Mema is also a well-trained Medical Missionary and has tons of experience as a Therapist in Lifestyle Centres. She holds Diploma and Bachelor’s degree certificates in Nursing. She is a highly hospitable and loving individual bringing all such influence to the care of students.


Her position at AAOM is that of Students Block Management and Students Relations.


Mr Cyril Myaka

Partner and Chief Operations Officer

Cyril has a broad background of local government, where he has spent 17 years of his carrier as Senior Manager for Social Services. He later became Deputy General Manger for District Disaster Services for Zululand District Municipality. Alongside with his carrier pathing, he has formally been in business since 2009 to date, with a special focus in the Tourism Industry and Property Development and Management.

Cyril holds a Diploma in Business Computing from KwaZulu Natal Computer College. He later enrolled with the University of South Africa (UNISA) where he completed a Diploma in Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) and further completed a full qualification in Education with UNISA. He holds a post graduate Diploma in Development and Management of Local Government with the School of Business at WITS University. He is now studying towards a Degree in Public Administration with MANCOSA.

He is currently a Partner and Chief Operations Officer of African Academy of Original Medicine (AAOM), He is also a Director and CEO of Sanctuary Mission Institute which is a school based in northern KwaZulu Natal.


Charles Hleza

Director of International Affairs and Student Relations

Charles Hleza holds certificates in Nutrition Counselling and Batchelor of Science in Original Medicine (2022 Candidate) from the International Institute of Original Medicine, USA.

He also holds certificates in Health Education and a Lifestyle Counselling and Coaching from LIGHT (Lay Institute for Global Health Training USA) USA, MMIT (Medical Ministry International Training Australia), BE FREE Inc. South Africa.


Charles Hleza has a strong background in Medical Ministry Volunteering in his local country Zimbabwe as a Lifestyle Centre Manager, Health Expos, Organic Market Gardening Training, Food Preparation Training, Medical Ministry Trainings as well as pioneering Lifestyle Centres.

He has a strong background in Medical Ministry Volunteering in foreign mission fields as well, especially in South Africa, he has served as a Treatment Room supervisor, Lifestyle Centre Pioneer and is serving as Health Major Tutor.


Latest news

AAOM Collaborates with the International Institute of Original Medicine

The International Institute of Original Medicine is accredited by the American Naturopathic Medical Accreditation Board (ANMAB), and the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP), the two major accreditation boards for natural health distance-learning schools in the United States.

As an ANMAB and/or AADP accredited school, IIOM doctoral candidates are equipped and qualified to become Board Certified by the American Naturopathic Medical Certification Board (ANMCB) and American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP), respectively.

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