(1998; 88 pages)
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.