Development of Traditional Medicine in the South-East Asia Region. Report of a Regional Consultative Meeting, Pyongyang, DPR Korea, 22-24 June 2005
(2005; 53 pages)

Resumen

The fifty-sixth session of WHO Regional Committee of South-East Asia, held in September 2003, adopted a resolution (SEA/RC56/R6) which requested the Regional Director:

  1. to share evidence-based information and country experiences on traditional systems of medicine in the Region as well as experiences of other regions;
  2. to assist Member States in developing/strengthening national policies, strategies and plans of action on traditional systems of medicine;
  3. to establish a “Regional Task Force” on traditional medicine for regularly reviewing the regional situation and facilitating the development of national and regional strategies and policies on traditional systems of medicine, and
  4. to facilitate and advocate, in collaboration with development partners and WHO headquarters, for the establishment of a “Global Alliance on Traditional Medicine”.

Accordingly, a Regional Working Group (RWG) on Traditional Medicine met in August 2004 in the WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia India and reviewed developments in traditional medicine (TM) in the South-East Asia Region (SEAR). Based on the recommendations of the Regional Committee and RWG, the Regional Director decided to organize a regional consultative meeting on TM, with larger participation.

At the invitation of the Ministry of Public Health, DPR Korea, a Regional Consultation on Development of Traditional Medicine in the SEA Region was convened in Pyongyang, DPR Korea.

 
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