(1998; 88 pages)
5. Development of a national programme on herbal medicines
During the forty-second World Health Assembly, Member States were urged to initiate comprehensive programmes on medicinal plants used in traditional medicine for their identification, evaluation, preparation, cultivation and conservation. The approach to the adoption and development of these programmes should take into consideration the socioeconomic situation of the country and availability of resources to support these programmes. The countries should take a phased approach taking into consideration the priorities of each country.