WHO Traditional Medicine Strategy: 2002-2005
(2002; 70 pages) [French] [Spanish] View the PDF document
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View the documentAcknowledgements
View the documentAcronyms, abbreviations and WHO Regions
Open this folder and view contentsKey points: WHO Traditional Medicine Strategy 2002 - 2005
Open this folder and view contentsChapter One: Global review
Open this folder and view contentsChapter Two: Challenges
Close this folderChapter Three: The current role of WHO
View the document3.1 Developing TM/CAM and integrating it into national health care systems
View the document3.2 Ensuring appropriate, safe and effective use of traditional medicine
View the document3.3 Increasing access to TM/CAM information
Open this folder and view contentsChapter Four: International and national resources for traditional medicine
Open this folder and view contentsChapter Five: Strategy and plan of action 2002 - 2005
View the documentAnnex One: List of WHO Collaborating Centres for Traditional Medicine
Open this folder and view contentsAnnex Two: Selected WHO publications and documents on traditional medicine
View the documentReferences
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Chapter Three: The current role of WHO

WHO's principal, current objectives in TM/CAM are to provide normative and country programme support so that Member States can:

• develop their own TM/CAM and integrate it into their national health care systems, as appropriate, and

• ensure appropriate, safe and effective use of TM/CAM.

It also seeks to:

• increase access - among Member States, the scientific community and the public - to accurate information on TM/CAM issues.

Some of WHO's achievements and current activities aimed at meeting these objectives are outlined below.

In carrying out its TM/CAM activities, WHO not only works directly with Member States, national and international organizations and regional bodies, but also with its network of Collaborating Centres.

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