WHO Traditional Medicine Strategy: 2002-2005
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Table des matières
Afficher le documentAcknowledgements
Afficher le documentAcronyms, abbreviations and WHO Regions
Fermer ce répertoireKey points: WHO Traditional Medicine Strategy 2002 - 2005
Afficher le documentWhat is traditional medicine?
Afficher le documentWidespread and growing use
Afficher le documentWhy such broad use?
Afficher le documentUncritical enthusiasm versus uninformed scepticism
Afficher le documentChallenges in developing TM/CAM potential
Afficher le documentThe current role of WHO
Afficher le documentFramework for action
Afficher le documentStrategy implementation
Ouvrir ce répertoire et afficher son contenuChapter One: Global review
Ouvrir ce répertoire et afficher son contenuChapter Two: Challenges
Ouvrir ce répertoire et afficher son contenuChapter Three: The current role of WHO
Ouvrir ce répertoire et afficher son contenuChapter Four: International and national resources for traditional medicine
Ouvrir ce répertoire et afficher son contenuChapter Five: Strategy and plan of action 2002 - 2005
Afficher le documentAnnex One: List of WHO Collaborating Centres for Traditional Medicine
Ouvrir ce répertoire et afficher son contenuAnnex Two: Selected WHO publications and documents on traditional medicine
Afficher le documentReferences
Afficher le documentBack Cover

Widespread and growing use

TM is widely used and of rapidly growing health system and economic importance. In Africa up to 80% of the population uses TM to help meet their health care needs. In Asia and Latin America, populations continue to use TM as a result of historical circumstances and cultural beliefs. In China, TM accounts for around 40% of all health care delivered.

Meanwhile, in many developed countries, CAM is becoming more and more popular. The percentage of the population which has used CAM at least once is 48% in Australia, 70% in Canada, 42% in USA, 38% in Belgium and 75% in France.

In many parts of the world expenditure on TM/CAM is not only significant, but growing rapidly. In Malaysia, an estimated US$ 500 million is spent annually on this type of health care, compared to about US$ 300 million on allopathic medicine. In the USA, total 1997 out-of-pocket CAM expenditure was estimated at US$ 2700 million. In Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom, annual CAM expenditure is estimated at US$ 80 million, US$ 2400 million and US$ 2300 million respectively.

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