Guidelines for the Appropriate use of Herbal Medicines
(1998; 88 pages)
Table of Contents
View the documentForeword
Open this folder and view contents1. Introduction
Open this folder and view contents2. Goals and objectives of the guidelines
View the document3. Definitions
Open this folder and view contents4. National policy development
Close this folder5. Development of a national programme on herbal medicines
View the document5.1 National management body for the herbal medicine programme
View the document5.2 Use of herbal medicines in health care
View the document5.3 Research on herbal medicines
View the document5.4 Preparation of information on medicinal plants
View the document5.5 Conservation of medicinal plants
View the document5.6 Training and education
View the document5.7 Collection and exchange of information on herbal medicines
Open this folder and view contents6. Regulation of practitioners
Open this folder and view contents7. Regulation of the manufacture and distribution of medicinal herbal products
Open this folder and view contents8. Regulation of herbal medicines
View the document9. Use of the guidelines
View the documentAnnex 1: Report of the meeting of the working group on herbal medicines
View the documentAnnex 2: List of temporary advisers, consultants, observers and secretariat
View the documentAnnex 3: Agenda
View the documentAnnex 4: Opening Speech of Dr S.T. Han, WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific Region Working Group on Herbal Medicines, 8 December 1997, Manila, Philippines
View the documentAnnex 5: Closing Remarks of Dr S.T. Han, WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific Working Group on Herbal Medicines, 12 December 1997, Manila, Philippines
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5.1 National management body for the herbal medicine programme

A national body of appropriate size to coordinate the development of the herbal medicine programme should be established. This body should be responsible for defining the national policy and strategy and translating them into an action plan. It should work closely with other related agencies such as the national drug policy body.

The national management body for herbal medicine should coordinate the implementation of multisectoral and interdisciplinary activities related to herbal medicine. It should also provide advice, suggestions and references to policy-makers. It should ensure that the adopted policy, strategy and action plans are translated into operational activities at different levels.

Advisory committees should be set up to provide suggestions and recommendations to the national body. A national network for implementation of the national herbal medicine programme should be established to support the work of the national body.

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