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National Policy on Traditional Medicine and Regulation of Herbal Medicines - Report of a WHO Global Survey
(2005; 168 pages) View the PDF document
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View the documentAcknowledgements
View the documentExecutive summary
View the documentAcronyms, abbreviations and definitions
View the documentWHO Regions
Open this folder and view contents1. Introduction
Open this folder and view contents2. National policy on traditional medicine and complementary/alternative medicine
Open this folder and view contents3. The regulatory situation of herbal medicines
Open this folder and view contents4. Member States, WHO and herbal medicines
Open this folder and view contents5. Country summaries
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View the documentAnnex 1. Text of survey instrument


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