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

The current role of WHO

WHO's mission in essential drugs and medicines policy is to help save lives and or improve health by closing the huge gap between the potential that essential drugs have to offer and the reality that for millions of people - particularly the poor and disadvantaged - medicines are unavailable, unaffordable, unsafe improperly used. It does this by carrying out a number of core functions: articulating policy and advocacy positions; working in partnership; producing guidelines and practical tools; developing norms and standards; stimulating strategic and operational research; developing human resources; and managing information.

In terms of TM/CAM, WHO carries out these functions by:

Facilitating integration of TM/CAM into national health care systems

by helping Member States to develop their own national policies on TM/CAM.

Producing guidelines for TM/CAM

by developing and providing international standards, technical guidelines and methodologies for research into TM/CAM therapies and products, and for use during manufacture of TM/CAM products.

Stimulating strategic research into TM/CAM

by providing support for clinical research projects on the safety and efficacy of TM/CAM, particularly with reference to diseases such as malaria and HIV/AIDS.

Advocating the rational use of TM/CAM

by promoting evidence-based use of TM/CAM.

Managing information on TM/CAM

by acting as a clearing-house to facilitate information exchange on TM/CAM.

But the challenges described earlier demand that WHO activities in this area be extended and increased.

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