Guidelines for Clinical Study of Traditional Medicines in the WHO African Region
(2004; 74 pages)


Today, about 80% of the population living in the African Region depends on traditional medicine for their health care needs. Despite the worldwide use of traditional medicine, evidence of the efficacy of treatments is generally lacking, raising issues about safety, rational use and cost-effectiveness.

These guidelines have been developed to assist countries in the African Region to conduct systematic scientific and clinical research to produce evidence on safety, efficacy and quality of traditional medicines.

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