WHO Traditional Medicine Strategy: 2002-2005
(2002; 70 pages) [French] [Spanish] View the PDF document
Table of Contents
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
Open this folder and view contentsChapter Three: The current role of WHO
Close this folderChapter Four: International and national resources for traditional medicine
View the document4.1 UN Agencies
View the document4.2 International organizations
View the document4.3 Nongovernmental organizations
View the document4.4 Global professional associations
View the document4.5 International and national professional associations
View the document4.6 Specific initiatives
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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4.6 Specific initiatives

The Global Initiative for Traditional Systems (GIFTS) of Health (http://users.ox.ac.uk/~gree0179/) is supported by the Common-wealth Secretariat (see Section 4.2). It seeks to raise international awareness of the role of traditional health systems and to pro-mote policy development to ensure their continued use. This work includes developing linkages between traditional health systems, biodiversity conservation and economic development.

The Research Initiative on Traditional Antimalarial Methods (RITAM) (http://mim.nih.gov/english/partnerships/ritam_application.pdf) was launched in 1999 as a collaboration between WHO, the Global Initiative for Traditional Systems of Health (GIFTS), the University of Oxford, and researchers and others throughout the world who are investigating or interested in the antimalarial properties of plants, with a view to developing or validating local herbal medicines to prevent and/or treat malaria. RITAM held its inaugural meeting in December 1999 in Moshi, Tanzania.


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