- Medicine Information and Evidence for Policy > Medicines Policy
- Traditional Medicine > Traditional, Complementary and Herbal Medicine
(2005; 168 pages)
- Collect updated and comprehensive information on TM/CAM policies and regulations of herbal medicines
- Clarify the current situation, in each country, on the TM/CAM national policies and regulation of herbal medicines, and their major challenges on these particular area
- Identify the specific needs on capacity building for TM/CAM policy development including establishment of regulations of herbal medicines, and the type of direct support WHO should provide to Member States
- Monitor the impact of the WHO Strategy for Traditional Medicine in relation to present national policy and regulation on TM/CAM/herbal medicines
National Policy on Traditional Medicine and Regulation of Herbal Medicines - Report of a WHO Global Survey
World Health Organization
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National policy on traditional medicine and regulation of herbal medicines: Report of a WHO global survey.
1. Medicine, Herbal - standards 2. Medicine, Herbal - legislation 3. Medicine, Traditional 3. Complementary therapies 4. Health policy 5. Legislation, Medical I. World Health Organization
ISBN 92 4 159323 7
(NLM Classification: WB 925)
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